Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice


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Prometheus Books
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6.33 X 9.23 X 1.12 inches | 1.53 pounds

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About the Author

Larry S. Gibson (Baltimore, MD) is a professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has been on the faculty for thirty-seven years. He is also a practicing lawyer with the firm of Shapiro, Sher, Guinot, and Sandler. Among his many accomplishments was legislation that renamed Maryland's major airport, the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.


""A well-researched and engaging biography and a fine addition to Marshall scholarship." --Kirkus Reviews "Succeeds in making Marshall's story immediate and vital." --Publishers Weekly "[A]n insightful portrait of a complex man." --Booklist "The most accurate book ever published about my husband." --Cecilia S. Marshall, Wife of Thurgood Marshall "A page-turner. Its compelling story is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand a great man and the history of the civil rights movement. I enthusiastically recommend this book." --Charles J. Ogletree Jr., Professor of law, Harvard Law School, and author of The Presumption of Guilt "Gibson vividly recounts the remarkable journey that shaped one of the most influential icons of the twentieth century." --Marc H. Morial, President and chief executive officer of the National Urban League "A triumph of discovery and restraint, Young Thurgood transports readers into a vivid, indomitable black culture that equipped this legal giant to remake our world." --Taylor Branch, Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Cartel "I commend [this book] to every American who wishes to better understand our nation's ongoing struggle for universal civil rights." --Elijah E. Cummings, US Congressperson from Maryland "A powerful account of Marshall's formative years and new insight into the early years of the NAACP." --Benjamin Jealous, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People