Henry's Reviews > Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
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This is a great read--a book that I could not put down. It is a story of man's capacity for evil, of the cowardice of many and the courage of a few, and, for a few, of redemption. I have always admired Thurgood Marshall, but this book cements his place in my pantheon of heroes. The story of the prosecutor in the Groveland case, Jesse Hunter, poisoned by racism and, eventually, torn between duty and conscience, shows the inescapable impact of time and place on character and symbolizes the tragedy of the South.
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