Mawgojzeta's Reviews > Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation

Root and Branch by Rawn James Jr.
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Mar 02, 10

bookshelves: nonfiction, first-reads-books, books-i-own
Read from February 04 to March 02, 2010

I am so glad I took the opportunity to read this book.

I found the constant introduction of new names confusing at times. This is in no way due to how the book was written, though. I knew virtually nothing about either of these fine men nor any of the other people (great and small) that Mr. James includes. That is a pretty sad testament to what history is taught to students in public schools.

I took the book slow; a few pages at my lunch break. That worked very well for me. Despite my slow progress I found the information presented in an interesting manner. I never once felt like I was being talked at. Mr. James found a nice balance, not too dry yet clearly well researched.

I hope to see more books from Mr. James in the future.

The book is going to my son next. He is 18, has no idea who either Houston or Marshall are, and wishes to remedy that.

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