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Gilbert King
Gilbert King is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Devil in the Grove, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2013. He has written about the Supreme Court and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as history for Smithsonian magazine. ... show more

Gilbert King is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Devil in the Grove, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2013. He has written about the Supreme Court and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as history for Smithsonian magazine. Devil in the Grove was also a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award for best fact crime, and the nonfiction runner-up for the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Lionsgate has acquired the rights for the film, which is slated for 2015. King's previous book, The Execution of Willie Francis was published in 2008. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and a French bulldog named Louis. For more information, please go to www.GilbertKing.com
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
This is not a bad book. It just isn't as good as Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. Sun follows the story of a young disabled boy who is imprisoned for a rape he did not commit because the "scandal" of a well known, respected wife of a man of po...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
This is not a biography of Thurgood Marshall. In many ways, it is a study of one case during the years after WW II and before Brown. King includes infromation about other cases, showcasing that there are names we should know besides Till.King also looks at all the players in the Groveland and in par...
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As this was a subject I knew very little about, this was very informative, both from a objective and subjective, emotive standpoint. However the book lacked focus. Mostly the book was about the Groveland boys, but sometimes it was about Thurgood Marshall, who was only partially involved in the case,...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 8 years ago
This book was read beautifully by Peter Francis James. If I could have, I would have given it ten stars. It should be required reading in schools across the country. I grew up, went to school, got degrees, but I was never taught about the injustice in the black community in such a detailed, well res...
LondaLocs
LondaLocs rated it 9 years ago
Enlightening! Easily one of the best books I have read this year. It is one thing to learn about the struggle against prejudice and inequality in a textbook, and it is quite another to FEEL as though you are LIVING it. Gilbert King is able to transport his readers back to a time which should not be ...
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