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Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir by Dexter Scott King

  • #: 108914
  • Price: $12.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-05-12
  • Current Version: 3.0.1
  • 3.0.1
  • Size: 7.10 MB
  • Language: English, Swedish
  • Seller: ScrollMotion, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © Copyright 2003 by Dexter Scott King
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Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir

Dexter Scott King

Grand Central Publishing

January 7 2003

Dexter King, who would grow up to eerily resemble his legendary father, MLK, Jr., and display some of the same eloquence, was seven years old when an assassin's bullet took his father's life. The bond between father and son was a close one. For years afterward, Dexter was haunted by a memory of himself and his dad riding their bikes through Atlanta's streets, and by his father's full-throated laugh as he romped with the King children. Dexter tried to find courage in his father's example of selfless heroism, but as his shattered childhood ripened into adolescence, the weight of "the King legacy" pressed down ever more heavily.Kept at arms-length by schoolchildren who weren't sure what to make of the son of a secular saint, afflicted with undiagnosed ADD, and shell-shocked further by the assassination of his grandmother, Dexter stumbled warily into adulthood. Ironically, the wall that separated him from potential friends and girlfriends was sometimes comforting. In distancing himself from others, he lessened the chances of loss.Only in his early 30s did he confront "the legacy" head on, and when he did, he discovered what his father was trying to tell him-and us-about what really matters. Replete with remarkable insights into what families of "fallen heroes" must contend with, as well as surprisingly intimate moments and fresh reflections on race in America, this is a truly extraordinary book.

About Iceberg

The Iceberg Reader revolutionizes the reading experience by combining the familiarity and timelessness of books with the convenience of New Media. Iceberg makes it easier than ever to browse, buy and enjoy the written word.


- Natural book-like reading experience with full pagination, like the original printed editions.

- Each title includes cover art, front matter, running heads and page numbers.

- Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation.

- Vertical and horizontal page orientation.

- Adjust font size with a pinch, text reflows automatically.

- Brightness adjustment with paper-like backgrounds.

- Swipe to turn the page.

- Search the text within a book.

- Create margin notes with user notation.

- Integrates with iTunes bookstore, so your next Iceberg book is just one click away.

About Hachette

Hachette Book Group USA is a leading US trade publisher headquartered in New York, and owned by Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. ÊIn one year, HBGUSA publishes approximately 450 adult books, 150 young adult and childrenÕs books, and 60 audio book titles. In 2007, the company had a record 82 books on the New York Times bestseller list, with 20 of them ranked #1. ÊIn addition to selling and distributing its own imprints, HBG distributes publishing lines for Chronicle Books, Microsoft Learning, Arcade, Time Inc. Home Entertainment, Harry N. Abrams, InnovativeKids, Phaidon Press, Filipacchi Publishing, Kensington, MQ Publications, Strictly By The Book, Weinstein Books and Gildan Media.

About Scrollmotion

ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in downtown New York City. Our proprietary technology is reshaping how people experience digital information and entertainment, and ScrollMotion is also helping many of the greatest names in traditional media tap the vast potential of the mobile space. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com.


If you have any technical problems please email us at icebergsupport@scrollmotion.com before you post a review.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

- Improved compatibility with iPad
- More intuitive user interface
- Ability to share notes and excerpts through Facebook and email
- Improved search functionality
- Enhancements to notes feature

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