Presents a biography of the Supreme Court justice covering such topics as his childhood, the history of his family, his education, and his Supreme Court career.
Andrew Thomas (no relation to Clarence, he's a lawyer and author) has written a massive biography of the controversial Supreme Court justice based on careful research that includes numerous interviews. The early life of the justice, the history of his family, his education, and, of course, the story of Anita Hill are each explored at length, with the final third of the book devoted to his Supreme Court career up to 2000. The author provides a balanced view of Thomas, with a focus on the personal toll taken on him by his actions and the events of his life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)