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Devil in the Grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America (Limited)

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* Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
* Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award 
* Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2012) The Boston GlobeChristian Science Monitor

From acclaimed, prize-winning author Gilbert King comes this gripping true story of racism, murder, ******, and the law—a stirring account that brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before—now available in a limited Olive Edition.

Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life.

In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor with the help of Sheriff Willis V. McCall, who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white seventeen-year-old girl cried ******, McCall pursued four young blacks who dared envision a future for themselves beyond the groves. The Ku Klux Klan joined the hunt, hell-bent on lynching the men who came to be known as "the Groveland Boys."

Associates thought it was suicidal for Marshall to wade into the "Florida Terror," but the young lawyer would not shrink from the fight despite continuous death threats against him.

Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, Gilbert King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader.

Edition: Limited
Number of Pages: 641
Genre: History, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Olive Editions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Gilbert King
Language: English
Street Date: October 10, 2017
TCIN: 52218797
UPC: 9780062692320
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-3353
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