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Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr - Richard S. Reddie. Paperback.

Martin Luther King's public life lasted only 13 years - yet in that time, he changed the USA's attitude to civil rights forever and continues to inspire human rights movements today. Richard Reddie has written the first book on King since Barack Obama became US president and considers whether Obama is the fulfillment of “King’s dream”. Reddie seamlessly melds King’s religious, social, political, and racial ideas in ways that are understandable, yet sophisticated; and captures his legacy and impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Reddie uses copious photographs throughout to chronicle the great man’s life and times. As the first Black Brit to write a book on Martin Luther King, he brings a fresh new perspective.


Martin Luther King was a giant in his generation - and continues to tower over American history. This new biography is a succinct and authoritative account of his life, revealing the multi-faceted and complex nature of this 'radical for Christ'. Offering shrewd and balanced judgments, Richard Reddie provides a fresh analysis of King's social, economic, racial, and theological thinking. He assesses King's dream and whether it was realistic and, indeed, the degree to which, post the election of Barack Obama, it has begun to be realized. With a range of rarely-seen, intimate photos, this book is a compelling new portrait of a fascinating man. Richard Reddie is a writer, researcher and cultural commentator. His articles have appeared in many national publications including The Times and The Guardian. He is the author of 'Abolition! The struggle to abolish slavery in the British colonies and 'Black Muslims in Britain' which was turned into a BBC Radio 4 documentary.

 PAGES - 192

DIMENSIONS - 13.79 x 1.27 x 21.59 cm

ISBN - 9780745952826

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