Thurgood Marshall by Juan Williams
American Revolutionary

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This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper.

From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Juan Williams

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Juan Williams, one of America's leading journalists, is a political analyst for Fox News, a regular panelist on Fox Broadcasting's Sunday morning public affairs program, "Fox News Sunday," and a columnist for FoxNews.com and for The Hill. He hosted NPR's Talk of the Nation and has anchored Fox News Channel's weekend daytime news coverage. A former senior correspondent and political analyst for National Public Radio, he is the author of the bestselling book Enough; the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary; and the national bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, the companion volume to the critically acclaimed television series. During his 21-year career at The Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House reporter. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, Gentlemen's Quarterly, and The New Republic.
 
Published June 22, 2011 by Three Rivers Press. 504 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Written with the cooperation of its subject, this is a solid, comprehensive biography that brings into focus a historical giant who has, sadly, faded from view.

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Thirteen years before becoming the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall's place in American history was secured, with his victory over school segregation in Brown v.

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Williams (Eyes on the Prize) offers readers a thorough, straightforward life of ""the unlikely leading actor in creating social change in the United States in the twentieth century."" Although he was denied access to the files of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where Marshall devoted more than 40 y...

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In July 1949, a young white couple, Norma and Willie Padgett, told police that seventeen-year-old Norma had been raped by four black men near Groveland, Florida, setting in motion one of the most dramatic civil rights cases of the twentieth century.

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Although Williams highlights Marshall's role in the landmark Brown court decision which outlawed racial segregation in public schools (see Richard Kluger's Simple Justice for the definitive history of this case), the author convincingly shows the tremendous impact on American society of the many ...

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