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Thurgood Marshall

American Revolutionary

By Juan Williams

From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice.
Thurgood Marshall stands today as the great architect of American race relations, having expanded the foundation of individual rights for all Americans. His victory in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation, would have made him a historic figure even if he had not gone on to become the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. As a young lawyer, Marshall dealt with criminal cases in which blacks were routinely sent to their deaths with barely a trial, and he was once nearly lynched while defending a client.
Remembered as a gruff, aloof figure, Marshall in fact had great charisma and a large appetite for life. Away from the courtroom, he was a glamorous figure in Harlem circles, known as a man-about-town who
socialized with prizefighter Joe Louis, singer Cab Calloway, and other black luminaries. He lived in every decade of the century and knew every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, becoming a respected member of Washington's power elite, known for his savvy and quick wit.
But beneath Marshall's charm was a hard-nosed drive to change America that led to surprising clashes with Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and Malcolm X. Most intriguing of all was Marshall's secret and controversial relationship with FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, revealed here for the first time.
Based on eight years of research and interviews with over 150 sources, Thurgood Marshall is the sweeping and inspirational story of an enduring figure in American life, a descendant of slaves who became a true hero for all people. As Juan Williams shows, in page after vivid page, Thurgood Marshall fulfilled the promise of democracy and changed our history.

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Format: Book
Author: Williams, Juan
Title: Thurgood Marshall : American revolutionary / Juan Williams.
Publisher Date: New York : Times Books, c1998.
Subject: Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993. United States. Supreme Court -- Biography. Judges -- United States -- Biography Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 0812920287
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Format: Book
Author: Williams, Juan
Title: Thurgood Marshall : American revolutionary / Juan Williams.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Times Books, c1998.
Description: xviii, 459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993.
Subjects: United States. Supreme Court -- Biography.
Subjects: Judges -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-436) and index.
LCCN: 98009735
ISBN: 0812920287
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