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Supreme discomfort : the divided soul of Clarence Thomas

Author: Kevin Merida; Michael A Fletcher
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Clarence Thomas; Clarence Thomas
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Merida; Michael A Fletcher
ISBN: 9780385510806 0385510802
OCLC Number: 74965145
Awards: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2008.
Description: viii, 422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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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