Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer

Walking With the Wind

by

Walking With the Wind Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 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." (Los Angeles Times)

Synopsis:

Congressman John Lewis takes readers inside the civil rights movement in Walking with the Wind and shares rare insight into the personalities at its heart.

 

As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congressman John Lewis was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late '50s and '60s. Arrested more than forty times, he was one of its youngest and most courageous leaders. Writing with charm, warmth, and honesty, Lewis moves from the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins as he reflects on the era to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he led more than five hundred marchers on what became known as "Bloody Sunday." Though there have been exceptional books on the movement, Lewis's profound personal story is "destined to become a classic in civil rights literature" (Los Angeles Times).

Synopsis:

The 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. 16-page photo insert.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156007085
Author:
Lewis, John
Author:
D'Orso, Michael
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
African American legislators
Subject:
African American civil rights workers
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Legislators -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.41 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Malcolm X: The FBI File Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  3. The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights... Used Trade Paper $12.00
  4. Rules for Radicals Used Mass Market $4.50
  5. Confessions of an eco-warrior Used Hardcover $6.50
  6. Make Love, Not War: The Sexual... New Trade Paper $36.95

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Political
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Civil Rights Movement
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

Walking With the Wind New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.00 In Stock
Product details 496 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156007085 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Congressman John Lewis takes readers inside the civil rights movement in Walking with the Wind and shares rare insight into the personalities at its heart.

 

As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congressman John Lewis was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late '50s and '60s. Arrested more than forty times, he was one of its youngest and most courageous leaders. Writing with charm, warmth, and honesty, Lewis moves from the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins as he reflects on the era to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he led more than five hundred marchers on what became known as "Bloody Sunday." Though there have been exceptional books on the movement, Lewis's profound personal story is "destined to become a classic in civil rights literature" (Los Angeles Times).

"Synopsis" by , The 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. 16-page photo insert.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.