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Walking with the Wind : A Memoir of the Movement - 98 edition

Walking with the Wind : A Memoir of the Movement (ISBN10: 0156007088; ISBN13: 9780156007085)
ISBN13: 978-0156007085
ISBN10: 0156007088

Summary: An eloquent, epic firsthand account of the civil rights movement by a man who lived it-an American hero whose courage, vision, and dedication helped change history The son of an Alabama sharecropper, and now a sixth-term United States Congressman, John Lewis has led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late '50s and '60s. As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis was present at ...show more all the major battlefields of the movement. Arrested more than forty times and severely beaten on several occasions, he was one of the youngest yet most courageous leaders. Written with charm, warmth, and honesty, Walking with the Wind offers rare insight into the movement and the personalities of all the civil rights leaders-what was happening behind the scenes, the infighting, struggles, and triumphs. Lewis takes us from the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he led more than five hundred marchers on what became known as "Bloody Sunday." While there have been exceptional books on the movement, there has never been a front-line account by a man like John Lewis. A true American hero, his story is "destined to become a classic in civil rights literature." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harvest Books
Published: 10/28/1999
International: No



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San Diego, CA 1999 Eighth 1st Harvest fair to good 526, wraps, illus., index, some damp stains to text, to edges, and rear cover (no pages stuck together), front cover creased. Signed and dated by t ...show morehe author (John Lewis). This autobiography of Georgia Congressman John Lewis is the definitive account of the 1960's civil rights movement. ...show less
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