Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of Kinga??s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subjecta??s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of Kinga??s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBIa??s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of Kinga??s life but the power of his legacy.