Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

by Jane Mayer
     
 

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After almost three years of intensive research, two superb journalists shed much light on the explosive issues that arose during the confirmation hearings: Did Thomas indeed harass Hill? How did Hill's allegations leak to the press? Why was the Senate Judiciary Committee unable to solve the mysteries surrounding the case? But as Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson show, the…  See more details below

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After almost three years of intensive research, two superb journalists shed much light on the explosive issues that arose during the confirmation hearings: Did Thomas indeed harass Hill? How did Hill's allegations leak to the press? Why was the Senate Judiciary Committee unable to solve the mysteries surrounding the case? But as Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson show, the story of Thomas's ascension to the Court goes far beyond what emerged during the hearings. Over the course of their investigation, the authors conducted hundreds of interviews - including the first on-the-record interview with Anita Hill about her role in the controversy - and uncovered many documents that were never shared with the public. For the first time, we learn about Thomas's ten-year campaign for the high court and the doubts about him that haunted the White House from the start. We see the profound cynicism behind the administration's campaign for Thomas: its canny manipulation of the weak and scandal-ridden Senate, its quiet collaboration with the religious right, its calculated creation of "grassroots" black support. In the end, we learn the truth about who Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill really are and how both were treated unfairly by Washington's establishment.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
New Yorker writer Mayer's and Wall Street Journal reporter Abramson's account of the distortions and manipulations surrounding Clarence Thomas's confirmation to the Surpreme Court and the accompanying smear campaign against Anita Hill was nominated for both the NBCC and the NBA. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395633182
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.35(d)

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