Judging Thomas (Google eBook)
Clarence Thomas, the youngest and most controversial member of the Supreme Court, could become the longest-serving justice in history, influencing American law for decades to come. Who is this enigmatic man? And what does he believe in?
Judging Thomas tells the remarkable story of Clarence Thomas's improbable journey from hardscrabble beginnings in the segregated South to the loftiest court in the land. With objectivity and balance, author Ken Foskett chronicles Thomas's contempt for upper-crust blacks who snubbed his uneducated, working-class roots; his flirtation with the priesthood and, later, Black Power; the resentment that fueled his opposition to affirmative action; the conservative beliefs that ultimately led him to the Supreme Court steps; and the inner resilience that propelled him through the doors.
Based on interviews with Thomas himself, fellow justices, family members, and hundreds of friends and associates, Judging Thomas skillfully unravels perhaps the most complex, controversial, and powerful public figure in America today.
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Review: Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence ThomasUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
One of many books on the topic. A fairly pedestrian and outdated treatment. Read full review
Review: Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence ThomasUser Review - Yvonne Carter - Goodreads
Great biography of Judge Clarence Thomas. Great read! What makes it incredible is his beginnings in the deep South, the strikes against him, to what he is now. A very controversial person and position. Read full review
BLACK AND WHITE
THE ISLE OF NO HOPE
READY FOR WAR
IVY LEAGUE FAILURE
TRIAL OF HIS LIFE
NOT BAD FOR A STARVIN MAN