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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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Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.

Thomas was born in rural Georgia into a life marked by poverty and hunger. At age seven, Thomas and his six-year-old brother were sent to live with his mother's father, Myers Anderson, and her stepmother in their Savannah home. It was a move that would forever change Thomas's life.

Thomas witnessed his grandparents' perseverance despite injustices, their hopefulness despite bigotry, and their deep love for their country. His own quiet determination would propel him to Holy Cross and Yale Law School, and eventually--despite a bitter, highly contested public confirmation--to the highest court in the land. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time, and pays homage to the man who made it possible.

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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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liberalmormon, February 27, 2009 (view all comments by liberalmormon)
Coming from a liberal attorney, I went into this book having a very low opinion of Clarence Thomas, especially because I had just finished "Strange Justice", a highly critical book about Thomas.
This book gave me a better understanding of where Thomas came from and what made him so bitter. He is still a horrible and unqualified jurist, but as a person, I sympathize with the the struggles he went through...and it leads one to wonder, how he can sleep at night, knowing that others are going through what he did, as he turns a blind eye...
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ISBN:
9780060565565
Author:
Thomas, Clarence
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Clarence Thomas
Subject:
Lawyers & Judges
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United States Officials and employees.
Subject:
Thomas, Clarence
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Lawyers and Judges
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.90x5.30x.90 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.

Thomas was born in rural Georgia into a life marked by poverty and hunger. At age seven, Thomas and his six-year-old brother were sent to live with his mother's father, Myers Anderson, and her stepmother in their Savannah home. It was a move that would forever change Thomas's life.

Thomas witnessed his grandparents' perseverance despite injustices, their hopefulness despite bigotry, and their deep love for their country. His own quiet determination would propel him to Holy Cross and Yale Law School, and eventually--despite a bitter, highly contested public confirmation--to the highest court in the land. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time, and pays homage to the man who made it possible.

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