My Grandfather’s Son…a book review.

by Al Nyhus

Anyone that knows me can attest to the fact that I’m a voracious reader. It doesn’t matter if it’s a magazine, a book or the Internet, I’m almost always reading something. The love of reading is something that I inherited from my Mother and I’m thankful to her for instilling in me the wonderful gift of the written word.

I can highly recommend the excellent book My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas. In his own words, Justice Thomas takes you through his life…..a life that began as a dirt poor son of a divorced Mother, sent to live with his Grandparents, and ends with his appointment and ultimate confirmation to the highest Court in the land…the United States Supreme Court.

His transformation from an angry liberal in his days at Holy Cross and Yale Law School who believed that: “The Man was keeping us down”, to a conservative leader who advocates personal responsibility and eschews quota-based systems that ultimately hurt those they are meant to help, is a remarkable tale.

Good reading.

Comments

Stan Ware said:

Al,

I have read it and it is a Great read. I highly recomened it. It truly shows what one can do even if the odds are against you.


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