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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Hardcover – Oct 28 2008


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press; Second Edition edition (Oct. 28 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557048150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557048158
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 13.3 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,684,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Small but effective collection of MLK's speeches July 10 2005
By Reginald D. Garrard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When looking for some words of tribute to use at a church function, I recalled the copy of the book sitting amongst others in my home library. No better orator could have been selected than the revered civil rights leader. My presentation went off without and hitch and for that, I thank Dr. King.

This collection is divided into ten sections, with notable commentary by Dr. King:

1. The Community of Man

2. Racism

3. Civil Rights

4. Justice and Freedom

5. Faith and Religion

6. Nonviolence

7. Peace

8. "I've Been to the Mountain Top" (excerpt)

9. "I Have a Dream" (excerpt)

10. Proclamation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by then-President Ronald Reagan

The book begins with a foreward by King's widow, Coretta, and ends with a chronology and sources of the works printed.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
deeply moving Oct. 10 2007
By S. G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I was perusing through my bookshelf today, and stumbled across a very old edition of this book, "The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr."
Well I'd always noticed it here and there - but today I actually read it.

It's fantastic. It's something else. He was a genius before his time - yet he managed to stand up, at the right time.

Each excerpt makes you think. Very deep and moving.

Powerful. I highly recommend this book.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An excellent sampling of King's writings and ideas. March 30 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
After having read quite abit by and About King over the years, I would recommend this book to anyone, whether they were new to King's philosophies and ideas or a veteran of the movement he helped to create within this country and the world.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
His fundamental commitment to unconditional love and unarmed truth March 1 2007
By Eddie Hutchinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a small compilation of quotes from Dr. King's writings and speeches. It's never a bad idea to honor the civil rights leaders and martyrs by reading literature that would again remind us of their struggle.

Through his words we will be reminded of how far we have come:

"I can foresee the Negro vote becoming consistently the decisive vote in national elections." - chapter on Justice and Freedom

Through his words we will be reminded of how far we haven't come:

"...wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows." - chapter on Peace

In one sitting, you could read this book in its entirety. As benefactors of his sacrifice, we should spare a few moments of our time to reflect on Dr. King and his enduring legacy.
Great Book Jan. 7 2014
By Isreal White - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Enjoyed reading the book. Will be reading more books by this author. Very enjoyable to read. Great book and read.


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