Alabama v. King

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement

by David Fisher, Dan Abrams

On Sale: 05/24/2022

Alabama v. King

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Alabama v. King

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement

by David Fisher, Dan Abrams

On Sale: 05/24/2022

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About the Book

"Poignant, sometimes harrowing." Wall Street Journal

The defense lawyer for Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Selma marchers, and other civil rights heroes reveals the true story of the historic trial that made Dr. King a national hero.
 
Fred D. Gray was just twenty-four years old when he became the defense lawyer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a young minister who had become the face of the bus boycott that had rocked the city of in Montgomery, Alabama. In this incredible history, Gray takes us behind the scenes of that landmark case, including such unforgettable moments as:
 
*Martin Luther King's courageous response to a bomb threat on his own home
*Poignant, searing testimony that exposed the South's racist systems to an worldwide audience
*The conspiracy to destroy Gray's career and draft him into the Vietnam War
*The unforgettable moment when a Supreme Court ruling brought the courtroom to a halt
 
Alabama v. King captures a pivotal moment in the fight for equality, from the eyes of the lawyer who Dr. King called "the brilliant young leader who later became the chief counsel for the protest movement."
 

Critical Praise

Praise for Dan Abrams and David Fisher

“Dan Abrams and David Fisher write the heart-pounding pulse of history.” —Diane Sawyer on Lincoln’s Last Trial
 
“Abrams and Fisher do a superb job of clearly presenting the issues in this remarkable and intensely dramatic trial.”
—Scott Turow on Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense

“Abrams and Fisher are gifted writers, and their prose is neither overly spare nor showy; they're clearly fascinated by the trial, and their enthusiasm for their subject matter shows.” —NPR on Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense

“The authors do a remarkable job of spinning the court transcripts into a fascinating tale of intrigue and underscoring the men and the issues at play.”—Fredericksburg Book Review on John Adams Under Fire

“An engrossing, lively and expertly crafted courtroom drama filled with colorful characters and having significant resonance for the present."—Washington Post on Kennedy’s Avenger
 
"Clear, straightforward writing and superb research that pays attention to tension as well as humor make this riveting courtroom drama that feels as alive as it did it 1963."NPR on Kennedy's Avenger


Praise for Alabama v. King
 
“A fascinating story of grit, determination and courtroom acumen. … The stirring tale of how an inexperienced 25-year-old lawyer, only two years out of law school, played a pivotal role in King’s emergence as the ‘American Gandhi’ is a story for the ages.”The New York Times
 
"Poignant, sometimes harrowing."—Wall Street Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335475190
  • ISBN 10: 1335475192
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 05/24/2022
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:35.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / African American
  • BISAC3 : LAW / Criminal Procedure
  • BISAC4 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century

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