Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America

Paperback | February 19, 2013

byGilbert King

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Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before.

As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America’s black migration, Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair—saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

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Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before.As Isabel Wilkerson’s The...

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Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change ...

Gilbert King has written about U.S. Supreme Court history for theNew York Timesand theWashington Post, and is a featured contributor toSmithsonianmagazine's history blog,Past Imperfect. He is the author ofThe Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South. He lives in New York City with his ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.05 inPublished:February 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061792268

ISBN - 13:9780061792267

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Devil in the grove Could have been an amazing story written by a better writer. As it stands it was terrible. Hard to get into . Not engaging. Tells too many unnecessay details and stories. Need to stick to the plot. Couldn't finish it.
Date published: 2014-05-17

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“Its rich case history captures the beginning of the end of the most extreme forms of racism. . . . Very few books combine this depth of research and narrative power about a subject of such pivotal significance.”