A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In Waging a Good War, Thomas E. Ricks offers a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and its legacy today. He follows Martin Luther King Jr. and other key figures from Montgomery to Memphis, demonstrating that Gandhian nonviolence was a philosophy of active, not passive, resistance. Ricks also highlights lesser-known figures who played critical roles in fashioning nonviolence into an effective tool. Waging a Good War is an indispensable addition to the literature of racial justice and social change - and one that offers vital lessons for our own time.