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Hugo Black : a biography

Author: Roger K Newman
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The extraordinary story of a man who bestrode his era like a colossus, Hugo Black is the first and only comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice of thirty four years, (1886-1971). Once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Black became one of the most celebrated and important civil libertarians in the history of the United States and the chief twentieth-century proponent of the First Amendment. Newman presents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newman, Roger K.
Hugo Black.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1994
(OCoLC)607892730
Online version:
Newman, Roger K.
Hugo Black.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1994
(OCoLC)621614218
Named Person: Hugo LaFayette Black; Hugo LaFayette Black
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger K Newman
ISBN: 0679431802 9780679431800 0685747158 9780685747155
OCLC Number: 30072147
Notes: "A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
Description: xiv, 741 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : The funeral --
1. The early years --
2. The Senate years --
3. To the Supreme Court --
4. The court years, 1937-1949 --
5. The court years, 1949-1962 --
6. The court years, 1962-1971 --
Epilogue : Of Hugo and me.
Responsibility: Roger K. Newman.
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The extraordinary story of a man who bestrode his era like a colossus, Hugo Black is the first and only comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice of thirty four years, (1886-1971). Once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Black became one of the most celebrated and important civil libertarians in the history of the United States and the chief twentieth-century proponent of the First Amendment. Newman presents us with the long odyssey of Hugo Black, capturing the man as he was -- a brilliant trial lawyer, the investigating senator called by one reporter 'a walking encyclopedia with a Southern accent, ' and the wily politician and astute justice who led the redirection of American law toward the protection of the individual. - Publisher.

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