Devil in the Grove

Devil in the Grove

<p><em>Devil in the Grove</em>&#160;is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.</p><p>Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em> before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life.</p><p>In 1949, Florida&#8217;s orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous r

Gilbert King
HarperCollins

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