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Taylor Branch received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for America in the King Years, a landmark three-volume history of the Civil Rights Movement. Branch’s other works include The Cartel and The Clinton Tapes. Recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Branch lectures widely on civil rights and nonviolence. The King Years thoughtfully sets pivotal scenes of the Civil Rights Movement into historical context, abridging the evolution from bus strike to political revolution.
Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture
When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:30PM Where: Central Library Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students Buy tickets online | Ticket and Subscription Packages
Author: Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian and Bestselling Author. Taylor is the author of a grand three-volume work that is both a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a history of the Civil Rights Movement under his leadership. Taylor received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Christopher Award, and The Los Angeles Times Book Award for the first volume in the trilogy, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 (1988). The book was named a "Best Book of the Year" (1988) by The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Taylor is also the Bestselling Author of his other Books: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65 and At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968. Title: The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, $35.00 Hardcover, ISBN 9781416543336, On Sale Date: Septeber 15, 2009 What: Taylor Hicks will talk about his New Book, his life, his work, answer audience questions and he will autograph copies of his New Book purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket. When: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 7:00 PM Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 Admission Package (Click on the ADD TO SHOPPING CART button): $35.00 plus Tax, includes from Rainy Day Books, One (1) Stamped Ticket, One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) and One (1) Copy of The Clinton Tapes (Hardcover) to be Autographed after the Author Presentation. Please specify your need for One (1) Stamped Ticket and One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) in the Notes field of your Online Order. If you choose Option 1 for In-Store Pick-Up, then you can specify At-Event Pick-Up in the Notes field of your Online Order. Thank you. Book Orders can be shipped worldwide. All Author Event Book Sales are Final and Non-Returnable. (booksense)… (més)
Taylor Branch debat The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President.
The Clinton Tapes is the highly anticipated account of President Bill Clinton’s confidential diary project, a unique collaboration between Branch and President Clinton aimed at preserving the fullest record of this pivotal president. An unprecedented account based on 78 diary sessions between 1993 and 2001. The book highlights major events from Clinton’s two terms, including war in Bosnia, the anti-deficit crusade, health reform failure, anti-terrorist strikes, peace initiatives, the 1996 re-election campaign, and Whitewater investigations culminating in his 1999 impeachment trial. Taylor Branch’s main job was to prod the former president and Clinton was on the whole forthcoming. This is a rare look at the pressures of a job that Branch believes aged this relatively young president. This will be Taylor Branch’s first book since completing America in the King Years 1954-68, his landmark trilogy on the modern civil rights era. Its first volume, Parting the Waters (1988), won a Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Critics Circle award. Pillar of Fire and At Canaan’s Edge, the second and third books, were critically acclaimed and received many awards including the Sidney Hillman Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. (jasbro)… (més)