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ROOT AND BRANCH Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation

by | Read by Dominic Hoffman

History • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

The landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education didn't just magically appear before the Supreme Court. It was the result of decades of careful legal work and numerous cases. This book chronicles that struggle and profiles two of its most powerful advocates, Justices Houston and Marshall. For all its legal history, though, the book is accessible to lay readers. Dominic Hoffman offers a solid narration that captures the eloquence of the people profiled. He offers just the right tones: incredulity when describing the strained, illogical defenses for continued segregation and outrage over violence and injustice. His pacing is good, although on occasion it's slightly too measured. Overall, though, his voice exactly suits the material. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]

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Formats

Digital Download • Random House Audio • 2010

DD ISBN 9780307714886 $28.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2010

CD ISBN 9780307714893 $80.00 • Eight CDs

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