Read The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen Free Online


Ebook The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen read! Book Title: The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
The author of the book: Clay Risen
Edition: Bloomsbury Press
Date of issue: April 1st 2014
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 322 KB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2419 times
Reader ratings: 7.3
ISBN: 1608198243
ISBN 13: 9781608198245
Language: English

Read full description of the books:



The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained-as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill, said, “no force is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” But there was nothing predestined about the victory: a phalanx of powerful senators, pledging to “fight to the death” for segregation, launched the longest filibuster in American history to defeat it.

The bill's passage has often been credited to the political leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, or the moral force of Martin Luther King. Yet as Clay Risen shows, the battle for the Civil Rights Act was a story much bigger than those two men. It was a broad, epic struggle, a sweeping tale of unceasing grassroots activism, ringing speeches, backroom deal-making and finally, hand-to-hand legislative combat. The larger-than-life cast of characters ranges from Senate lions like Mike Mansfield and Strom Thurmond to NAACP lobbyist Charles Mitchell, called “the 101st senator” for his Capitol Hill clout, and industrialist J. Irwin Miller, who helped mobilize a powerful religious coalition for the bill. The "idea whose time had come" would never have arrived without pressure from the streets and shrewd leadership in Congress--all captured in Risen's vivid narrative.

This critical turning point in American history has never been thoroughly explored in a full-length account. Now, New York Times editor and acclaimed author Clay Risen delivers the full story, in all its complexity and drama.


Download The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act PDF The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act PDF
Download The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act ERUB The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act PDF
Download The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act DOC The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act PDF
Download The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act TXT The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act read Online!


Reviews of the The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act


FREDDIE

Rarely do the books make me cry, but this one could.

LEWIS

The first review I put my soul in.

LILY

Bogus! You could have done better.

JACOB

All right, quick download.

LYDIA

After reading this book, Your life will change!




Add a comment




Download EBOOK The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen Online free

PDF: the-bill-of-the-century-the-epic-battle-for-the-civil-rights-act.pdf The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act PDF
ERUB: the-bill-of-the-century-the-epic-battle-for-the-civil-rights-act.epub The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act ERUB
DOC: the-bill-of-the-century-the-epic-battle-for-the-civil-rights-act.doc The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act DOC
TXT: the-bill-of-the-century-the-epic-battle-for-the-civil-rights-act.txt The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act TXT