Closing an MLK Trilogy 'At Canaan's Edge'

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., sits in a jail cell, October 1967.

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., sits in a jail cell at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., October 1967. Wyatt Tee Walker/Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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Ed Gordon talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch about his new book At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 — the final installment in a trilogy of histories about the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the impact of his civil rights and anti-war activism on the American psyche.

Brach's previous books charting King's path from Southern preacher to national leader began with Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965 and continued with Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965.

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Parting the Waters

America in the King Years, 1954-63

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America in the King Years 1963-65

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America in the King Years, 1965-68

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