Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Who can possibly speak for MLK?
am 30. November 1998
My struggle with the book was a result of Carson's choice to write the book in first person, as if MLK's words were his. Bad call. It operated more as a distraction for me than a glimpse into King's mind, forcing me to continually stop and wonder whether this was in fact what King thought or if it was conjecture and educated guessing. I disagree with that apporach wholeheartedly. Carson, whom I understand was commissioned to write this book by the King estate, would have been better off to write a biography using these previously unavailable documents rather than trying to speak for a dead man. And a great one, at that.