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Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington by Charles Euchner.. Four words that changed the world: 'I have a dream.' This is the story of how King’s speech got its platform, the nitty-gritty tale of those whose work made the The March on Washington a success.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Euchner's true contribution is the panoramic view he affords of this pivotal event. King’s speech, which received a worthy literary reading in Drew Hansen’s 2003 book “The Dream,’’ comes almost as an anticlimax. Instead, the focus settles on the hard work and convictions of participants such as Rustin, the controversial young firebrand John Lewis, labor leader Walter Reuther (“the white Martin Luther King’’), the tough and tender Roy Wilkins of the NAACP, and many more. ."

The Boston Globe

"A sweeping, comprehensive look at a pivotal march in American history.."


Author bio: Charles Euchner is the author and editor of seven books, a former college professor, city planner, and journalist. His books include Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993); The Umpire's Handbook (Stephen Greene Press, 1986). He has appeared on ABCis "Nightline," ESPN's "Sports Center," NPR's "Morning Edition" etc, and has been quoted extensively in the national press. More information can be found here:

Book Details: History; (256 pp. Thoughtful read: Print edition.)

Publisher Website: 9780807000595

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