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David J. Garrow is an American historian, born in Massachusetts in 1953. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and earned his Ph.D. from Duke University. He has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the City University of New York, The Cooper Union, the näytä lisää College of William and Mary, American University, and Emory University. Currently, he is Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the author of numerous essays, articles, and academic writings. His books include Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade; Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Protest at Selma. His book, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and the seventh annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His latest book is Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Advisory Board — 235 kappaletta
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Advisory Board — 217 kappaletta

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Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence (1997) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta

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I do admit I would not have finished if it wasn’t an audiobook (62 hours of audiobook!), but I’m so glad I listened to it. More focus and attention to detail than virtually anyone wants, this is still an astoundingly great biography. I highly recommend it if you want to understand Illinois and Chicago politics, the self-making of Barack Obama, and some of the facts that were mired in hype and headlines as they happened.

I’d love to see a second volume really unpacking the years once inside Senate and White House, as those are basically all epilogue in this book. I think part of that might have been the very carefully manicured image that Obama had once he reached those high offices (Jeremiah Wright and Tony Rezko notwithstanding).… (lisätietoja)
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nicholasjjordan | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 13, 2019 |
Very good book. I was born in 1965 so don't remember much but thoroughly enjoyed this book. Author discusses Montgomery Bus Boycott and formation of SCLC. There are many details of the campaigns pursued by SCLC and all the different figures involved in the organization. One thing I learned that I was not aware of was the staff issues and disorganization of some of the SCLC campaigns. Good biography of King and details his issues with SCLC, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and the FBI. Really enjoyed this one.… (lisätietoja)
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CrystalToller | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2019 |
I read an excerpt of this biography to my class before we start Obama's back to school speech during one of our units. I think this book gives insight on Obama and his beliefs.
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Calabrom2 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 6, 2017 |
I am a great admirer of MLK but recognize he was a hero with feet of clay. This book tells the story of the FBI wire taps, and opposition through the civil-rights movement. They began with concerns about MLK's association with a 'known' communist, Stan Levison. While nothing could be proved about King's communist affiliations, the wiretaps and harassment of King continued because of King's moral failings (i.e. affairs) and increasingly radicalized views (anti-Vietnam war, Poor People's Movement, etc). Also there were those in government and the FBI who had a personal vendetta against King.

Garrow is convincing that the FBI is not always the most reliable or best at interpretting data, especially when there was a racial and political bias against King; however this isn't the best written book and difficult to follow if your knowledge of the major players is spotty.
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Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |



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