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By Culturekiosque Staff

NEW YORK, 19 JANUARY 2009 - Increasingly considered by historians as one of the founding fathers of democracy in the United States and an influence on the empirical gains of civil rights through non-violence in many countries from Northern Ireland to China, millions of people across the world now honor the legacy of service and social justice to humanity by the American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (15 January 1929 - 4 April 1968).

Culturekiosque editors have selected the following books in observance of Martin Luther King Day 2009:

Taylor Branch's Trilogy: America in the King Years

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963
By Taylor Branch

Paperback: 1088 pages
Simon & Schuster (November 1989)
ISBN-13: 9780671687427

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965
By Taylor Branch

Paperback: 768 pages
Simon & Schuster (January 1999)
ISBN-13: 9780684848099

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
By Taylor Branch

Paperback: 1056 pages
Simon & Schuster (January 2007)
ISBN-10: 0684857138
ISBN-13: 978-0684857138

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
By John Lewis, Michael D'Orso
Paperback: 496 pages
Harvest Books (October 1999)
ISBN-10: 0156007088
ISBN-13: 978-0156007085

Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present
By Nell Irvin Painter

Paperback: 496 pages
Oxford University Press, USA (August 2006)
ISBN-10: 0195137566
ISBN-13: 978-0195137569

Judgment Days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
By Nick Kotz
Paperback: 560 pages
Mariner Books (January 2006)
ISBN-10: 0618641831
ISBN-13: 978-0618641833

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
By Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff

Hardcover: 528 pages
Knopf (November 2006)
ISBN-10: 0679403817
ISBN-13: 978-0679403814

Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950
By Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Hardcover: 640 pages
W. W. Norton (January 2008)
ISBN-10: 0393062449
ISBN-13: 978-0393062441

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
By Barack Obama

Paperback: 480 pages
Crown Publishing Group (August 2004)
ISBN-13: 9781400082773

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
By Barack Obama

Hardcover: 320 pages
Random House (October 2006)
ISBN-13: 9780307237699

The King Center Web Site
Atlanta, Georgia

USA Service Web Site

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