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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday Quotes: Chasing King's Killer

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
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e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---


Title: Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassin by James L. Swanson


Book Beginning:
"In the fall of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a twenty-nine-year-old minister in Montgomery, Alabama, who had recently risen to national prominence as a civil rights activist, traveled to New York City to promote his first book. He almost didn't make it out of town alive."
Friday 56:
"King's relationship with JFK had been complicated and sometimes difficult. Kennedy had been a reluctant civil rights warrior. Yes, he had given speeches and hosted civil rights leaders at the White House. But he was distant. His brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, had worried that embracing King too eagerly might hurt Kennedy's chances for reelection in 1964...In Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr. had found, at last, his greatest political partner."
Comments: I read this book incredibly fast. It was very timely to read it this week, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 


15 comments:

  1. I am a JFK buff, so I would love to read this anyways!! Great choice for this week!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-friday-56-5050-post.html

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    1. It actually includes more about Robert Kennedy than John F. But I still encourage you to read it.

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  2. Sounds like a fascinating read! Happy weekend!

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  3. I do love reading books about civil rights leaders...and all those who promoted peace and harmony...back in the day. We sorely need it now!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  4. I was just thinking how timely this book choice was. I'm glad you enjoyed it. This week I am featuring Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton - a nice cozy mystery. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes, very timely. And what a good book, too!

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  5. What a perfect read for this week. I bet this was fascinating.

    My Friday 56 from The Battle For Darracia

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  6. Sounds like a compelling and timely read! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  7. That does sound like it would be a good one. Glad you liked it.

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  8. I'd definitely pick this one up! Great choice. Sounds really good.

    Happy Friday, Anne xx

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  9. This one sounds like it is one that has some interesting facts. Perfect timing for it. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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  10. Looks like an interesting non-fiction read.

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  11. These lines seem to foreshadow what happened at the end of his life and many times earlier in his life.

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    1. Apparently MLK was stabbed by a woman wielding a letter opener and if he had even sneezed he would have bled to death. I learned about this in the book but then he referenced that event in his last speech the night before he was killed.

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