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  1. Jan 05, 2009 · Book Review: My Grandfather’s Son. by Ray Nothstine • January 5, 2009. Perhaps the most striking theme of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’s autobiography My Grandfather’s Son is just how many obstacles Thomas had to overcome to reach the high judicial position he currently holds. Thomas was born into poverty, abandoned by his father, and was raised in the segregated South all before achieving the American Dream.

  2. My Grandfather's Son. by. Clarence Thomas. 4.20 · Rating details · 3,413 ratings · 568 reviews. Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the acrimonious and polarizing Sen.

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  3. My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir is eminently readable and entertaining. Thomas looks frankly and, it seems, honestly, at some of his early failures and prejudices against family members in authority. His own absent father left scars that will not heal, and the pain is clear in the narrative.

  4. Oct 10, 2007 · “Despite the hardships he had faced, there was no bitterness or self-pity in his heart,” he writes in an early chapter. In this respect Justice Thomas is not his grandfather’s son. His critics...

  5. Oct 23, 2021 · This has led the story of Clarence Thomas to go untold and unrealised- though this book changes that. My Grandfather’s Son is a moving read that did bring me close to tears many times. It is simply his life story that goes through the deep poverty of his childhood, coupled with the theme of race that runs throughout each page.

  6. My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir. (link is external) by Clarence Thomas. New York: Harper, 2007. Hardback, 304 pages. $26.95. His Honor Clarence Thomas is of course an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, where he has served since his confirmation in 1991. The confirmation process was infamous for the unbridled viciousness of ...

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