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Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary Paperback – February 1, 2000
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Thurgood Marshall was a hero in the fight for human rights for black humanity. Courageous and brave he took his fights to the courthouses and Supreme Court. This is a must read for all students of history of United States of America, if you are a human being. He was the legal voice of conscience for full integration against the "farce" of "Separate but Equal".
In this case, Thurgood Marshall is not done justice by Williams. However, considering there are almost no viable alternatives for anyone researching the life of one of the most powerful black man in American history, we must make due.
The chapter on the Justice's political maneuvering - Machiavellian Marshall - is particularly strong and interesting. The period after Marshall graduated from law school but before becoming lead counsel for the NAACP is also a crucial look at the formative part of his legal education. Those, I'm sad to say, are the only parts that really dive into what makes Marshall tick. The reader would be better served by more of them.
American Revolutionary is by no means a fluff piece or a poorly written work. It is however fairly shallow and not the substantive biography that Marshall (and the public) deserve.
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One of America's greatest lawyers and judges. A great figure in speaking, and acting to confront bias, discrimination, and human rights. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Barrell
After reading "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary," it is hard not to think that Thurgood Marshall was the most important civil rights leader of the twentieth... Read morePublished 8 months ago by R Helen
Great book! Very well written and nuanced. This book creates a context for the life and work of Justice Marshall that only enhances ones understanding of the enormity of his role... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Devin
Great work. by Williams .Must read for young adults that don't know struggle s of black citizens in united states.Published 18 months ago by Tommie R.
This book was covered in red marking pen with coments and drawings on most of the pages. It is not suitable for my library. Please send me a good hard-cover copy.Published 21 months ago by Marianne L.
Long before he was a controversial commentator on NPR and then FOX News, Juan Williams was a distinguished chronicler of the US Civil Rights era. Read morePublished 24 months ago by T. Graczewski
Thurgood Marshall is one of the primary movers of the United States in the twentieth century. He was a trailblazer who challenged racial segregation head-on in the courts and won. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by Jeremy A. Perron