The King trilogy, by Taylor BranchRead about another book on the list.
Branch’s Pulitzer-prize winning trilogy consists of “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963” (Simon and Schuster, 1088 pp.), “Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65” (Simon and Schuster, 768 pp.), and “At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68" (Simon and Schuster, 1056 pp.). Readers agree that this all-encompassing body of work isn’t just a biography of a great man, but a portrait of America.
Parting the Waters is one of Gal Beckerman's six favorite books about political movements and appears on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on the civil rights movement.