New Book: Showdown!

ShowdownIn this new biography Showdown: How Thurgood Marshall’s 1967 Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Changed America, award-winning author Wil Haygood details the life and career of Justice Thurgood Marshall one of the nation’s most significant legal figures of the past one hundred years. Using the framework of the dramatic, contentious five-day Senate hearing to confirm Marshall as the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Haygood explores Marshall’s life as well as the politicians, lawyers, activists, and others who shaped – or tried to stop – the civil rights movement of the twentieth century in the U.S.

Find the book on the Law Library Balcony KF8745.M34 H394 2015. For more information read the recent New York Times Book Review.

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