Justices, Presidents and Senators, Revised: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Clinton

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Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 108 members of the U.S. Supreme addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations were received, whether the appointees ultimately lived up to the expectations of the American public, and what their legacy was on the development of American law and society.

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Henry J. Abraham is one of the country's most respected scholars of the U.S. Supreme Court. James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia and the author of numerous works, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Now in a fully revised and updated edition, Henry Abraham's Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Clinton continues to be the most comprehensive and accessible popular history of the first 108 members of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Reviewer's Bookwatch)

Written by one of America's greatest Court watchers, this book is a convenient reference and is chock full of useful information about the Court, the justices, and the behind-the-scenes considerations of selecting justices. (M. M. Feeley, University of California, Berkeley CHOICE)

His style is easily accessible for students, the reading public, and scholars alike. My strongest regret regarding this work is that I'm not the author, for it promises to enhance interest and understanding in the appointment process and in the Court itself. There is nothing else out there like it, and there doesn't need to be. Abraham's design was solidly conceived from the beginning, was well executed with his easy prose and solid scholarship, and deserves to be read by a new generation. (George Watson, Arizona State University The Law and Politics Book Review)

This latest edition of a book that first appeared in 1974 has become an indispensable reference for historians of the Court, and retains its character as a lively and useful examination of Supreme Court appointments and the evolution of the appointments process over time. With commendable even-handedness and good humor, Abraham has recounted the stories of the one hundred eight successful nominations to the Court and the many failed nominations (some obscure, some spectacular). (H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online)

Professor Abraham is a writer of superior talent. His narrative is well-paced, cleanly written, and always accessible. Professor Abraham offers a lively history of our national politics, with a focus on the presidency and the Court. The story is colorful and fast-moving in his hands. The author is never reluctant to offer his opinion while serving up his narrative. His comments surely add to the distinctive flavor of the story. The author is remarkably even-handed in his analysis. There is no partisan bias in his wry comments and choice of wording. Professor Abraham has long been the most respected scholar on this topic. This superlative book in its several editions has helped establish and maintain his reputation. It is highly rewarding and enjoyable reading. (Appellate Practice Journal)

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