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King Jr., Martin Luther
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.
Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1958. First edition, early printing of Dr. Martin Luther King's first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To: Mr. L.A. "Pat" Touchae With best Wishes, Martin L. King Jr." The recipient Pat Touchae was the mayor of Waterloo, Iowa, from 1950-1956 and a civil rights activist. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed. Stride Toward Freedom is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth.'' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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