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The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox
Author: John Knox

ISBN: 9780226448633
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 16 June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 18.1 x 2.0
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 eminent position after graduation as law clerk to Justice James C. McReynolds--arguably one of the most disagreeable justices to sit on the Supreme Court--during the tumultuous year when President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to "pack" the Court with justices who would approve his New Deal agenda. Knox's memoir instead emerges as a record of one of the most fascinating periods in American history.
"The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox"--edited by Dennis J. Hutchinson and David J. Garrow--offers a candid, at times naive, insider's view of the showdown between Roosevelt and the Court that took place in 1937. At the same time, it marvelously portrays a Washingt...

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