Cover image for Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination that changed America
Title:
Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination that changed America
Author:
Haygood, Wil, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

©2015
Physical Description:
viii, 404 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
"The author of The Butler presents a revelatory biography of the first African-American Supreme Court justice--one of the giants of the civil rights movement, and one of the most transforming Supreme Court justices of the 20th century, "--Novelist.
General Note:
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: Bound for Room 2228 -- Day One: Thursday, July 13, 1967 -- The ghosts of Little Rock -- Willie and Norma Marshall's brave son -- Day Two: Friday, July 14, 1967 -- Battling with a legendary country lawyer -- A "Philadelphia negro" suddenly on standby -- Thurgood Marshall and his Southern hero -- the Chairman goes AWOL, and the hunt is on for anti-Marshall votes -- "The Jew" -- The long memory of Evangeline Moore -- Day Three: Tuesday, July 18, 1967 -- Return of the prosecutors -- Painful interrogations for a President and his nominee -- Dear Mr. President -- Day Four: Wednesday, July 19, 1967 -- A rebel's last roar -- Flames -- Day Five: Monday, July 24, 1967 -- The Constitution -- Thurgood Marshall's stand in LBJ's Texas -- Post-Hearing: July 25-August 30, 1967 -- A nominee in limbo -- Confirmation: September 1, 1967 -- Good evening, Mr. Justice Marshall -- Epilogue: Requiem for Thurgood.
ISBN:
9780307957191
Format :
Book