My Grandfather's Son

My Grandfather's Son

A Memoir

Book - 2007
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The Supreme Court justice recounts his life story, from his impoverished childhood in Jim Crow-era Georgia and his struggles to acquire an education, to his publicly contested confirmation to the nation's highest court.

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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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The Supreme Court justice recounts his life story, from his impoverished childhood in Jim Crow-era Georgia and struggles to acquire an education to his publicly contested confirmation to the nation's highest court.
A controversial Supreme Court justice recounts his life story, from his impoverished childhood in Jim Crow-era Georgia and struggles to acquire an education to his publicly contested confirmation to the nation's highest court and admiration of his family. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060565558
0060565551
Branch Call Number: B THO
Characteristics: xii, 289 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; cm

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jackhwolf
Nov 19, 2018

Only knowing Thomas' history through his public stereotype, as the current most conservative member of the Court, it was educational for me, as a liberal, to hear his own words, and get his version with a lot more depth. In giving his view of the history, in particular with Anita Hill, he promotes his version and leaves little question of his correctness, but still comes out very sympathetic.

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dreloise
Sep 29, 2018

This is an excellent, heartfelt, and honest book about a fine man’s journey in life and what our current political system will do to try to destroy another human being. Everyone should read this book if you are at all interested in the fairness of the treatment of others. Especially enlightening in the face of what is currently happening to Mr. Kavenaugh.

What has this world come to?

RoninDRE Mar 08, 2013

This was a very good, inspiring memoir of Judge Thomas' grandparents, humble origins, trails and tribulations in Washington and dedication to the plight of his fellow black Americans.

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