First Edition of What Manner of Man: A Biography Of Martin Luther King, Jr; Inscribed by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
What Manner of Man: A Biography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.
King Jr., Martin Luther) Lerone Bennett, Jr.$300.00
Item Number: 75079
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc, 1964.
First edition of this early biography on Dr. King. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears. With an introduction by Benjamin E. Mays. Jacket design by Herbert Temple. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Published in 1964, What Manner of Man was the first biography written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was 35 years old and had just won the Nobel Peace Prize at the time of publication, for his pivotal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. The biographer, Lerone Bennett Jr., was a colleague of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the text, Bennett manages to relate with eloquence and thoroughness the passion of Dr. King, referring to him as a modern day Moses."Lerone Bennett has succeeded in giving his readers an intimate look into the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of Dr. King" (Boston Globe).