17 January 2011

Martin Luther King Jr : A Life, by Marshall Frady

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute understanding from people of ill will." MLK Jr.

..."I'm a journalist myself, and while Israel is plenty interesting, if there was one story I wish I could have covered, it would have been the civil rights movement and how it changed the South...Frady writes about people wrestling with their consciences, with the need to change, with the world changing around them - and you sense Frady's own wrestlings with these things as he writes. You feel the thing he's writing about, you understand it, you see it, you want more - this is everything writing can do. Speaking of wrestling with one's conscience, even though I just wrote such a loving review of Frady's book, it still doesn't make up for swiping his book from the library. "

Larry Derfner, journalist

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