The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jim Bishop, Martin Luther Jr. King.
The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. "Jim Bishop has chosen for the most ambitious book of his career one of the most controversial and least understood figures of recent American history- the real story of Martin Luther King, Jr. For four years, Mr. Bishop traveled across the country to interview personally the major figures- friends and enemies, black and white- involved in King's life and death. He was given access to classified material which has never before been revealed to another writer, all of which gives the book its extraordinary sense of immediacy and authenticity. Martin Luther King, stripped of myth and legend, at last emerges as the human being he really was." (from front flap) A biography of the American civil rights icon-martyr Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) by Jim Bishop (1907-1987), the best-selling Journalist & author whose biographies of Christ, Abraham Lincoln & John F. Kennedy focused on the days of their deaths. Published only three years after King's assassination, long before his ultimate ascension to African-American secular Sainthood with a national holiday & major monument in his honor. King's immortal oratory has entered the world's collective consciousness & continues to inspire myriad movements toward justice & equality for all humanity. As the holiday of what would have been King's ninety-second birthday approaches as of this writing, we present this most collectible historical-biographical relic whose author could not have anticipated the extent that King's "myth and legend" which he purported to have "stripped" would grow. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition. Book in very fine condition with only very slight rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; a bit of rubbing to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine, substantially mint with uncut side edges of page leaves as issued. Dust jacket relatively very fine with only very slight rubbing & browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases & short, closed tears at thin edges (esp. lower right edge of back cover) & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4039]

Price: $40.00