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A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of historys most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of Americas most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Today, a man born Michael King Jr. is one of the most famous Americans in history, his name having been changed at the age of 5 to one the world fondly remembers: Martin Luther King Jr. The life and legend of Dr. King have been told to every American, many of whom come away equating King with the Civil Rights Movement as a whole. But Kings life was about far more than leading movements and having dreams. American Legends: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. humanizes the leader who constantly sought to better himself and desparately wanted to follow in the footsteps of the man he was named after, while also celebrating his incredible accomplishments and analyzing his perceived shortcomings. Along the way, you will learn things about Dr. King you never knew, including a bitterly contested court case over some of his papers and the off-the-cuff origins of his I Have a Dream speech. Learn about Dr. King like you never have before, in no time at all.

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