King: A Biography
University of Illinois Press, 1978 - 468 pages
This edition updates Lewis's notable assessment of Martin Luther King, Jr., a book acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after King's death. Published a decade after the civil rights activist's assassination, this edition includes new information and speculations on FBI harassment of King, the Senate findings on intelligence operations and law abuse, and the sinister implications of various conspiracy theories surrounding his tragic death. This biography skillfully wends through the corridors in which the "prince of peace" held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose complex career and misunderstood mission continue to enthrall scholars and general readers.
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