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Earl Warren: Justice for All (Oxford Portraits) [Kindle Edition]

Christine L. Compston

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In Earl Warren, Christine Compston examines how a man with little judicial experience became one of the greatest Supreme Court chief justices in the history of the United States. A natural leader, Warren rose from a working-class childhood to become governor of California before he was appointed to the Supreme Court. Warren had the courage to make decisions that were politically unpopular yet constitutionally sound and morally right, such as his first major opinion Brown v. Board of Education, which desegregated schools. By examining the life of this extraordinary judge, Earl Warren illuminates, with black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout, the struggles behind some of the most profound events of the 20th century, including World War II and the Japanese internment, the civil rights movement, the criminal protection revolution (i.e. Miranda V. Arizona), and the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination.

Oxford Portraits are informative and insightful biographies of people whose lives shaped their times and continue to influence ours. Based on the most recent scholarship, they draw heavily on primary sources, including writings by and about their subjects. Each book is illustrated with a wealth of photographs, documents, memorabilia, framing the personality and achievements of its subject against the backdrop of history.

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This book could be considered a biography of the man but its reach is much deeper than the individual. (School Library Journal)

An interesting, balanced account of a chief justice who left his mark on American history. (Booklist)

A clearly written account of Warren's place in history....An excellent choice for a student researching Warren or the important legal decisions of the '60s. Also a good addition to a biography-reading list for U.S. history. It will definitely be added to one used by our social studies teachers. (Book Report)

Well written and engrossing, and the visual components are well selected....This book really gives you a feeling for Earl Warren and his "People's Court. (New York Home Educator's Network)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3008 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (7 Feb. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000QGDV8G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,576,733 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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