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Kennedy and King:The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights

Steven Levingston

Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, the nonfiction book editor of The Washington Post chronicles the relationship between the 35th President and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights Movement. Readers see the Kennedy-King relationship mature between 1960 and 1963 as King’s bold rhetoric and even bolder acts of nonviolent protest first capture the attention--and then pierce the conscience--of a President initially paralyzed on civil rights issues by fears of political backlash. Readers may also like another new commemorative anniversary book, JFK: A Vision for America by Douglas Brinkley and Stephen Kennedy Smith.