Clarence Thomas by Andrew Peyton Thomas
A Biography

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In this unauthorized biography, the most authoritative ever written about the controversial Supreme Court Justice, Andrew Peyton Thomas (no relation) explores Clarence Thomas' remarkable rise from a childhood of poverty in segregated Georgia to the nation's highest court. In his attempt to understand what drives the elusive and sometimes enigmatic Justice, the author located and conducted the first-ever interview with Clarence Thomas' father, as well as interviews with his mother, sister, and other relatives and friends.
 

About Andrew Peyton Thomas

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Thomas graduated from Harvard Law School. He is the district attorney of Maricopa County in Arizona. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
Published November 1, 2001 by Encounter Books. 672 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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"Judging Thomas" by Ken Foskett is a warm, intimate portrait of the private man behind the angry mask so often observed on the bench.

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This impeccably researched and probing biography deconstructs the chronic contradictions with which Clarence Thomas has long lived.

Jun 17 2007 | Read Full Review of Clarence Thomas: A Biography

Entertainment Weekly

Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, investigative reporters at The Wall Street Journal, build a powerful case for the conclusion that during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Clarence Thomas may have lied under oath about his behavior toward Anita Hill when she worked with him at the Department ...

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Slate

He observes that colonial parents were warned not to "let their children read 'vain Books, profane Ballads, and filthy Songs' or 'fond and amorous Romances, … fabulous Histories of Giants, the bombast Achievements of Knight Errantry, and the like.' " He notes, further, that in colonial Massachuse...

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National Review Online

The dreams include Ryan Lizza’s report last April in which he quoted an Obama adviser as saying the president’s policy on Libya was “leading from behind.” This week, as Tripoli seemed about to fall, the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, hailed Obama’s “calculated modesty.” The nightmare appear...

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