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Clarence Thomas: A Biography Paperback – November 1, 2002
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A major reason for this book being so good is because the author Andrew Peyton Thomas (no relation to the Justice) is so balanced. Other writers would either disparage Justice Thomas or act as little more than a literary cheerleader for the man based on ideological disposition. While the author A.P. Thomas obviously is an admirer of Justice Thomas, he nonetheless portrays the Justice warts and all. In fact, one of my friends, a white liberal who cannot discuss anything related to race without wallowing in white guilt and who simply cannot grasp the fact that blacks are responsible for their own lives, upon hearing that I was reading this book, asked me, his voice dripping with condescension and even hostility, whether the author goes over Justice Thomas having benefitted from affirmative action only to try to end such policies now. I was able to respond that, yes, indeed the author does cover this. In fact, quite extensively, while placing Justice Thomas' change of direction in the proper context and discussing the man's turmoil that others would focus on him rather than on the issues themselves (if my friend caught the irony, he did not let on).
CLARENCE THOMAS covers the Justices' early life extensively. I was initially hesitant that so many pages were devoted to what I considered to be basically an introduction. I was wrong.Read more ›
Since the beginning of the book I have been awestruck at Thomas's courage, fortitude, and intelligence. This biography masterfully retells his life story in such a way which is both captivating and awe-inspiring. In addition, this book proves again how vicious the political Left can be when their own preach for "diversity" goes awry in that a minority him/herself does not share their distorted political views. Men and women like Thomas, regardless of color, should each take a step back to really figure out their political views and ideologies. Too many today rely only on what "feels good" rather than what is right. Clarence, on the other hand, while always remembered as "different" by his colleagues, figured out on his own what was wrong and right and because of this won a lifetime battle against adversity and corruption.
I STRONGLY recommend this book to anyone, regardless of party affiliation, to learn about a truly remarkable man and a truly remarkable American. He came from such poverty and destitution, and today he proudly reigns on the Supreme Court. America is such an awesome country!
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Although the author uncovers every detail of Justice Thomas' life in excruciating detail, he repeatedly stumbles over his own tail by making the narrative morally all upside-down. Read morePublished on October 9, 2008 by Herbert L Calhoun
Okay, there are several books on Thomas out there. This is my first. That said, the author is a gifted writer. This book is as accessible as a novel. Really. Read morePublished on July 21, 2005 by T. P Roberts
From page 1 to the last you won't be able to put down this book. If you are interested in reading something that will lift your spirits and give you back some faith in individual... Read morePublished on April 24, 2005 by Buenoslibros.es