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Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas

A Biography
November 2001
Hardcover · 672 Pages
$29.95 U.S. · $38.95 CAN · £15.99 U.K. · €21.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781893554368
Encounter Books


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In this unauthorized biography, the most authoritative ever written about the controversial Supreme Court Justice, Andrew Peyton Thomas (no relation) explores Clarence Thomas' remarkable rise from a childhood of poverty in segregated Georgia to the nation's highest court. In his attempt to understand what drives the elusive and sometimes enigmatic Justice, the author located and conducted the first-ever interview with Clarence Thomas' father, as well as interviews with his mother, sister, and other relatives and friends.

About the Author

Andrew Peyton Thomas is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, and was a legal assistant for the Boston NAACP. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, National Review, and other publications, and is the author of Crime and the Sacking of America: The Roots of Chaos. Mr. Thomas lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and three children.