Book cover of Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 by Thomas E. Ricksby Thomes E. Ricks

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent resistance around the world.

“Ricks does a tremendous job of putting the reader inside the hearts and souls of the young men and women who risked so much to change America . . . Riveting.” —Charles Kaiser, The Guardian

In Waging a Good War, the bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks offers a fresh perspective on America’s greatest moral revolution—the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s—and its legacy today.

Interview with the Author

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300 | Thomas E. Ricks: How the Civil Rights Movement Waged a “Good War”
10/14/22           60 min

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Thomas Ricks on the Greatest War in American History
11/2/22            75 min

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Waging a Good War: A Conversation with Thomas Ricks
10/12/22              33 min

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Ep. 376: The Black American Civil Rights Movement Was One of The Greatest “Military” Campaigns and Insurgencies in History
1/10/23          148 min

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