“Moving, scholarly, lucid, invaluable. ... The book on Martin Luther King.” (WILLIAM MANCHESTER, author of The Last Lion)
“Oates has written the most comprehensive account of King’s life yet published. ... Displays a remarkable understanding of King’s individual role in the civil rights movement. ... Helps us appreciate how sorely King is missed.” (ERIC FONER, New York Times Book Review)
“A monumental work. ... A stirring portrait.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Martin Luther King is captured in all his power, glory, and humility.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Clearly the best biography we have. ... Stirring. ... Evokes King and his epic struggle with you-are-there vividness.” (Newsday)
A Notable Book of the Year (New York Times Book Review)
About the Author
Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. His books include Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevins-Freeman Award of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies.