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

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

byGilbert King

Paperback | February 19, 2013

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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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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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Title:Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New AmericaFormat: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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“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.”