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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: 920 Lewis
Author: Meacham, Jon,
Title: His truth is marching on :
Remainder of title: John Lewis and the power of hope /
Summary, etc. note: "John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother's unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father's tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr. A believer in hope above all else, Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a preacher, practiced by preaching to the chickens he took care of. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it--his first act of non-violent protest. Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God, and an unshakable belief in the power of hope. Meacham calls Lewis "as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the nation-state in the eighteenth century. He did what he did--risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful--not in spite of America, but because of America, and not in spite of religion, but because of religion"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781984855022
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781984855022
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: E840.8.L43
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 328.73/092
Classification number: B
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Jon Meacham ; Afterword by John Lewis.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Random House
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2009
: New York :
: Random House,
: [2020]
Extent: 354 p.; 24 cm.
Other physical details: b/w photographs
Accompanying material: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted contents note: Overture: the last march -- A hard life, a serious life -- The spirit of history -- Soul force -- In the image of God and democracy -- We are going to make you wish you was dead -- I'm going to die here -- This country don't run on love -- Epilogue: against the rulers of the darkness.
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Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Feniman 09/04/2020
Purchase price: 30.00
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Personal name: Lewis, John,
Dates associated with a name: 1940 February 21-
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element: United States.
Subordinate unit: Congress.
Subordinate unit: House
Form subdivision: Biography.
Subject: African American civil rights workers
Subject: Civil rights workers
Subject: Legislators
Subject: Protest movements
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Main entry heading: Meacham, Jon.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Random House, [2020]
Display text: Print version:
Title: His truth is marching on
Record control number: (DLC) 2020024320
International Standard Book Number: 9781984855022
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