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The Family Roe: An American Story

by Joshua Prager Author

In this masterpiece of journalism on one of the most talked about Supreme Court cases of all time, author and reporter Joshua Prager traces the journey of Norma McCorvey (a.k.a Jane Roe) from life in rural Louisiana to national notoriety. Through hours upon hours of interviews with McCorvey, Prager draws out an image of the life she led as a waitress and a sex worker in Dallas in the years before the legal case that would change her life. Prager also went to great lengths to track down the three children that McCorvey put up for adoption, including the youngest of the three: Baby Roe. This sprawling work of history touches on the lives of McCorvey and her daughters as much as it touches on the activists, lawyers, and bystanders that affected and were affected by the Roe decision. A fascinating and timely history written in novelistic detail.