First Edition of Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters : America in the King Years 1954-63; Inscribed by Him
Parting the Waters : America in the King Years 1954-63.
Branch, Taylor .$125.00
Item Number: 69892
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
First edition of the first volume in the author’s trilogy regarding America during the King years. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Joe Burke, with best wishes Taylor Branch 1/31/90.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63, is the first book in the trilogy, regarding the King years. Events detailed in this volume include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, the 1963 Birmingham campaign and Children's Crusade, and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It shared the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for History with James McPherson's history of the American Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom. It also won the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, and was a 1989 finalist for the National Book Award in the Non-Fiction category.