Devil in the Grove

Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100052339
Released: Jun 28, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062302502
Narrator/s: Peter Francis James
Publisher: HarperAudio
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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.

Author(s): Gilbert King
Original Publish Date: May 22, 2013

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Author(s): Gilbert King
Product Number EB00231691
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062097712

Professional reviews

"This biography of Thurgood Marshall uses as its centerpiece a tragic case in central Florida that put the civil rights lawyer at great personal risk. Peter Francis James offers a solid and, at times, compelling narration. His even tone heightens the almost unfathomable racism that drove whites to preserve their primacy. James also is effective when he uses a more colloquial style of speech for direct quotations although, because his range of voices is limited, some of the white speakers end up sounding a bit like black speakers. But this is only a minor issue and certainly doesn't detract from the overall performance. In all, this is an informative, even insightful, look at one of our nation's most influential figures in the Civil Rights Movement. James's reading makes the work even more visceral in its impact. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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