The promise and the dream book

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the promise and the dream book

Kennedy By David Margolick Illustrated. For those of us who lived through it, was a year like no other. Explaining this singularly frightening year to our children and grandchildren has never been easy. How can we recapitulate all of the traumas and lost dreams — especially the assassinations and descent into violence and despair — without wandering into a muddle of confusion? To have any hope of making sense of it all, we need a discerning and reliable guidebook, a work that not only identifies the most important events of but also puts them in historical context.
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David Margolick, "The Promise & The Dream"

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The Promise and the Dream

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No issue in america in the s was more vital than civil rights , and no two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty years after they were both murdered, noted journalist David Margolick explores the untold story of the complex and ever-evolving relationship between these two American icons. In The Promise and the Dream , Margolick examines their unique bond and the complicated mix of mutual assistance, impatience, wariness, awkwardness, antagonism, and admiration that existed between the two, documented with original interviews, oral histories, FBI files, and previously untapped contemporaneous accounts. Their joint story, a story each man took some pains to hide and which began to come into focus only with their murders, is not just gripping history but a window into contemporary America and the challenges we continue to face. David Margolick is a long-time contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Prior to that, for fifteen years he was a legal affairs reporter at the New York Times, where he covered the trials of O.


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