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Supreme discomfort : the divided soul of Clarence Thomas

Autor: Kevin Merida; Michael A Fletcher
Editora: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : Público juvenil : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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Tracks the personal odyssey of perhaps the least understood man in Washington, from his poor childhood in Pin Point and Savannah, Georgia, to his educational experiences in a Catholic seminary and Holy Cross, to his law school years at Yale during the Black Power era, to his rise within the Republican political establishment. It offers a window into a man who straddles two different worlds and is uneasy in both--and  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Pessoa Denominada: Clarence Thomas
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Público juvenil, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Kevin Merida; Michael A Fletcher
ISBN: 9780385510806 0385510802
Número OCLC: 74965145
Prêmios: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2008.
Descrição: viii, 422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: Courting venom : being Clarence Thomas --
The Pin Point myth --
The Savannah reality --
Myers, Leola, and Emma --
"Radical" times --
The making of a conservative --
Meteoric rise --
Who lied? --
The aftermath : Thomas's love affair with the right --
Cruel and unusual punishment --
Marshall's footprints --
Inside the court --
Silent justice --
Scalia's clone? --
The quiet, anonymous life --
Expectations.
Responsabilidade: Kevin Merida and Michael A. Fletcher.
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Tracks the personal odyssey of perhaps the least understood man in Washington, from his poor childhood in Pin Point and Savannah, Georgia, to his educational experiences in a Catholic seminary and Holy Cross, to his law school years at Yale during the Black Power era, to his rise within the Republican political establishment. It offers a window into a man who straddles two different worlds and is uneasy in both--and whose divided personality and conservative political philosophy will deeply influence American life for years to come. This book originated from a profile of Clarence Thomas that appeared in The Washington Post Magazine. In it, Merida and Fletcher, both Post staffers, both black, crafted a haunting portrait of an isolated and bitter man, savagely reviled by much of the black community yet not entirely comfortable in white society.--From publisher description.

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