The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Publish date: September 18th 2007
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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, American History
, Political Science
This is an informative and engaging account of the recent history of the U.S. Supreme Court. Perhaps not a subject that holds 340 pages' worth of interest for the general public, but those who have an interest are almost certain to find this one worth their while.The Nine takes the form of a narrati...
Based on the title of this book, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (Jeffrey Toobin, 2007), I assumed that this book would expose all the murky details of life at the Court: the secret rituals, the hazing, ancient incantations, orgies, etc.Upon realizing that this book is really ...
some editing and additions 7/22/10Toobin does a great job in detailing the personalities of the justices and how they shape the court. Thomas is the most interesting, perhaps. A man obviously bitter about the cards he has been dealt, he holds grudges seemingly forever, even disdaining Yale Law Schoo...
A fascinating study of the Rehnquist court. The hero of his story is Sandra Day O'Connor -- but don't hold that against him. Toobin write with insight, great intelligence, and an empathy for his subject. A really excellent book, and very readable.
I guess I was in the mood to read about the inner workings of our government. I couldn't put this book down. The Nine is the story of the Supreme Court justices who have served on the court in the last twenty years. The brightest minds and most thoughtful judges in the country are not always chosen....
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