Bearing the Cross (Paperback)

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Perennial Classics)

By David Garrow

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780060566920, 800pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2004

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Description

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents, this is a towering portrait of a man's metamorphosis into a legend.



About the Author

David J. Garrow is Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the author of four books, including Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He is a regular contributor to the Washington PostNew York Times, and The American Prospect. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.