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Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall Hardcover – Bargain Price, January 18, 2011
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“[E]nlightening. . . . Lawyers will read this book in total awe of Marshall’s accomplishments. It reads like a panoramic, at times kaleidoscopic history of race in America. . . . Long’s collection of Marshall’s record of work is beyond impressive.” (Washington Lawyer )
“[Marshall’s] letters are plenty fascinating. Not to mention heartbreaking. . . . [Long] has done a wonderful job researching and editing and reminding us of how much we owe to all of our forebears, and this one in particular.” (Louisville Courier Journal )
“Long has done the world a service. . . . The Marshall letters he has unearthed paint a vivid portrait of an unwavering warrior. . . . Marshalling Justice reminds us of how much can be learned from the collected correspondence of a great man. ” (Kevin Merida, national editor of the Washington Post and co-author of Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas )
“[These] letters vividly illustrate what life was like for African Americans in the mid-twentieth century and what it was like to be the nation’s most important civil rights lawyer. As good a way to get to know Marshall the man and his life as there is.” (Mark Tushnet, author of Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1956-61 )
“Marshalling Justice . . . allows us to see more clearly the trail this legendary litigator blazed for civil rights.” (USA Today )
“This selection of letters reveals the depth and breadth of Marshall’s work long before what we consider the start of the Civil Rights Movement.” (Library Journal )
“An inside look at the personality, experiences and business interactions of the man who would become the first black Supreme Court Justice.” (Sister to Sister )
“Thank Michael G. Long for bringing to a wider public . . . [this] well-edited collection of Marshall’s letters.” (Kenneth J. Cooper, Boston Globe )
“The approximately 200 letters and memoranda reproduced here give a comprehensive overview of Marshall’s role in ‘galvanizing the civil rights movement’. . . . Inspiring. . . . A nuanced treatment of a towering figure.” (Kirkus Reviews )
“Thoroughly illuminating. . . . These letters offer a welcome and readable inner glimpse into [Marshall’s] work.” (Publishers Weekly )