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June 16, 2008

New Book On Dr. King

Hometown Source heads its list of summer reading with a new book on Dr. King.

The Word of the Lord is Upon Me,” by Jonathan Rieder (Harvard University Press, $29.95) takes a hard look at the enigmatic personality of Martin Luther King, basing his book on speeches, texts, and interviews with those who knew King best. Harvard prof Henry Louis Gates calls Rieder’s book “brilliant,” explaining that King’s command of both standard English and African American idioms made him the stunning preacher and leader he was.

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