2013 Pulitizer Prize for Gilbert King’s masterful study of Thurgood Marshall

Congratulations to a prize well deserved! Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King was just awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Our review is here.

This is one of the best books we have read in recent memory. The author told the New York Times that he had become fascinated by what he called “lost cases in civil rights history,” cases that were on the front pages of newspapers at the time but had been mostly forgotten since then. He said:

I started looking into them and found these untold stories. Thurgood Marshall was this amazing trial lawyer and his life was threatened constantly. He wasn’t just about reconstructing the American dream. He was out there fighting for people’s lives.”

Don’t miss this fabulous book!


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