By Joseph Rosenbloom,

Book cover of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours

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1 author picked Redemption as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love books that use original interviews and granular detail to recreate specific moments in history. Rosenbloom’s book is a well-paced narrative rich with unique descriptions. There are several books about Dr. King’s assassination, but the reason I appreciate Rosenbloom’s account is that he attempts to recreate without agenda what is arguably the most traumatic moment of 1968. In Rosenbloom’s words: “This book is, most of all, a close-up view of King as he struggled against enormous odds to end poverty in America.” It’s a struggle that continues today. 

From Patrick's list on America in 1968.

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