For The Week magazine, he named six books about speeches that changed U.S. politics.
One title on the list:
King’s Dream by Eric J. SundquistRead about the other books on Ledbetter's list.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is probably the most celebrated American speech not given by an elected official. Sundquist’s masterful research ties King’s 1963 address to Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Frederick Douglass, and teases out the extensive connections between King’s ideas and the culture and politics of his time.
The Page 99 Test: Eric Sundquist's King's Dream.