Hugo Black: A Biography / Edition 2

Hugo Black: A Biography / Edition 2

by Roger K. Newman, Roger Newman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0823217868

ISBN-13: 9780823217861

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Fordham University Press

The extraordinary story of a man who bestrode his era like a colossus, Hugo Black is the first and only comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice of thirty four years, (1886-1971). Once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Black became one of the most celebrated and important civil libertarians in the history of the United States and the chief twentieth-century

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The extraordinary story of a man who bestrode his era like a colossus, Hugo Black is the first and only comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice of thirty four years, (1886-1971). Once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Black became one of the most celebrated and important civil libertarians in the history of the United States and the chief twentieth-century proponent of the First Amendment. Newman presents us with the long odyssey of Hugo Black, capturing the man as he was-a brilliant trial lawyer, the investigating senator called by one reporter a walking encyclopedia with a Southern accent,and the wily politician and astute justice who led the redirection of American law toward the protection of the individual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823217861
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
741
Sales rank:
1,259,476
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.80(d)

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