Taylor Branch is an American author and historian best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, 'America in the King Years.' His work has earned him numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for History for the first volume, 'Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.' Branch's narrative history brings to life the figures and events of the civil rights movement, and his extensive research and storytelling have made a significant impact on the understanding of American history during the mid-20th century.
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"Parting the Waters" is a comprehensive and engaging chronicle of the civil rights movement in America from 1954 to 1963. It offers an in-depth look into the lives of key figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., and their struggle to end racial segregation and discrimination. The narrative is filled with detailed accounts of major events from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington, providing a vivid picture of this pivotal era in U.S. history.