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"This engaging comparative biography contrasts the lives, politics, and philosophies of the two major figure of the American civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. Explores the complex synthesis of the effects of their differing tactics and philosophies on the subsequent movement."
--Book News, Inc.
"Concise and informative." … "Recommended."
"While highlighting their different politico-religious perspectives, social visions, and styles of leadership Waldschmidt-Nelson reminds us that these leaders learned from and influenced each other and that they can only be understood in relation to one another"
"The prose is lively and exciting, and the content is clear."
--Journal of Southern History
"A highly readable account of the lives of two of the most dynamic figures in the civil rights movement."
"A thoughful, nuanced, well-researched work of great value."
--Journal of American History
“Well written, concise, smartly organized, and highly readable.”
--The Journal of African American History