My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir

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Harper Collins, Oct 14, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the acrimonious and polarizing Senate hearing involving a former aide, Anita Hill, and the depression and despair it created in his own life and the lives of those closest to him. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, a quintessential American tale of hardship and grit, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time.

 

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User Review  - rbartholomew - LibraryThing

I came away with a new respect for Clarence Thomas. I listened to the audio version and it was something special to hear the author read his work. Great stuff! Read full review

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User Review  - Voracious_Reader - LibraryThing

First portion of the memoir provides lots of insight into Thomas' upbringing and the extraordinary difficulties, including poverty and lack of family stability he survived, and the freedom from those ... Read full review

Contents

Sun to Sun
1
As Good as Us
29
The Corridor
49
No Room at the Top
67
The Golden Handcuffs
91
A Question of Will
121
Son Stand Up
151
Approaching the Bench
191
Invitation to a Lynching
241
Going to Meet the Man
261
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Clarence Thomas is Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Born in Pinpoint, Georgia, he is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School. He lives with his wife and great nephew in northern Virginia.

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