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The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox

A Year in the Life of a Supreme Court Clerk in FDR's Washington

The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox( )
Afterword by: Hutchinson, Dennis J.
Garrow, David J.
Editor: Hutchinson, Dennis J.
Garrow, David J.
Author: Knox, John
ISBN:978-0-226-44862-6
Publication Date:Jan 2002
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $69.00
Book Description:

"My name will survive as long as man survives, because I am writing the greatest diary that has ever been written. I intend to surpass Pepys as a diarist." When John Frush Knox (1907-1997) wrote these words, he was in the middle of law school, and his attempt at surpassing Pepys--part scrapbook, part social commentary, and part recollection--had already reached 750 pages. His efforts as a chronicler might have landed in a family attic had he not secured an...
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Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 2.54 cm
Book Weight:0.628 Kilograms
Author Biography
Knox, John (Afterword by)
David J. Garrow is an American historian, born in Massachusetts in 1953. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and earned his Ph.D. from Duke University. He has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the City University of New York, The Cooper Union, the College of William and Mary, American University, and Emory University. Currently, he is Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

He is the author of numerous essays, articles, and academic writings. His books include Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade; Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Protest at Selma. His book, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and the seventh annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His latest book is Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.

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