At Canaan's Edge
- America in the King Years 1965-68
- Narrated by: Joe Morton
- Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-25-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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The marches from Selma coincide with the first landing of large U.S. combat units in South Vietnam. The escalation of the war severs the cooperation of King and President Lyndon Johnson after a collaboration that culminated in the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.
At Canaan's Edge portrays King at the height of his moral power even as his worldly power is waning. It shows why his fidelity to freedom and nonviolence makes him a defining figure long beyond his brilliant life and violent end.
National Book Critics Circle 2006 Award Finalist, Biography
"It is a thrilling book, marvelous in both its breadth and its detail. There is drama in every paragraph." (The New York Times Book Review)
"This magisterial book is a fitting tribute to a magisterial man." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Susan on 10-19-10
I hate abridged books
I listened to unabridged versions of the first two volumes of this work and loved every word. This was got very confusing and I missed the detail. I have the book and I guess I'll have to read it. Never again will I try abridged versions.
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