Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination that changed America / Wil Haygood.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
viii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The ghosts of Little Rock Willie and Norma Marshall's brave son Battling with a legendary country lawyer A "Philadelphia Negro" suddenly on standby Thurgood Marshall and his Southern hero The chairman goes AWOL, and the hunt is on for anti-Marshall votes "The Jew" The long memory of Evangeline Moore Return of the prosecutors Painful interruptions for a president and his nominee Dear Mr. President A rebel's last roar Flames The Constitution Thurgood Marshall's stand in LBJ's Texas A nominee in limbo Good evening, Mr. Justice Marshall.
"The author of The Butler presents a revelatory biography of the first African-American Supreme Court justice--one of the giants of the civil rights movement, and one of the most transforming Supreme Court justices of the 20th century,"--Novelist.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-382) and index.
KF8745.M34 H394 2015
9780307957191 hardcover 0307957195 hardcover 9780385353168 (ebook) 9780307947376 0307947378