Supreme Discomfort tracks the personal odyssey of perhaps the least understood man in Washington, from his poor childhood in Pin Point and Savannah, Georgia, to his educational experiences in a Catholic seminary and Holy Cross, to his law school years at Yale during the black power era, to his rise within the Republican political establishment. It offers a window into a man who straddles two different worlds and is uneasy in bothand whose divided personality and conservative political philosophy will deeply influence American life for years to come.
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"The authors' attempts to link his convictions to his psychethey make much of his alleged resentment of light-skinned black professional elitesdon't always click, but Thomas still emerges as a fascinating and emblematic figure." - PW.
"This is a thoroughly absorbing look at a conflicted man whose views will impact American law and race relations for generations." - Booklist.
"An unflinching look at success and race in America. " - Kirkus.
"All in all, this is a thoughtful and evenhanded treatment; recommended for all libraries." - Library Journal.
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