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Justices and Presidents; A Political History of Appointments to the Supreme Court

Abraham, Henry J.

Published by Oxford University Press, New York, 1974
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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ix, [1], 300 pages. Tables. Notes. Bibliographical Note. Name Index. Case Index. Index references a ten page section on Theodore Roosevelt and other entries. Index lists significant sections on Presidents Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, among others. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Inscribed by author on fep to Jeff Glassie, dated 1974. Title page has embossed stamp of Jefferson Caffery Glassie. This is believed to have been inscribed to the Jefferson Caffrey Glassie who authored Peace and Forgiveness. In Peace and Forgiveness, Jefferson Glassie tells us how we can have peace of mind and peace in our world. This classic history of the Supreme Court discusses the selection, nomination, and appointment of each of the Justices who have sat on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1789. Abraham provides a fascinating account of the presidential motivations behind each nomination, examining how each appointee's performance on the bench fulfilled, or disappointed, presidential expectations. It is now in its fifth edition, with an expanded title. During the span of his career, Abraham has taught many notable students, including U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D.-Penn.) and Professor Larry J. Sabato. Henry Julian Abraham (born August 25, 1921) is an American scholar on the judiciary and constitutional law. He is James Hart Professor of Government Emeritus at the University of Virginia.[1] He is the author of 13 books, most in multiple editions, and more than 100 articles on the U.S. Supreme Court, judicial appointments, judicial process, and civil rights and liberties. In 1937, Abraham immigrated alone to the United States from Germany during the rise of the Nazi regime. He served in World War II as an enlisted man and officer in U.S. Army Intelligence on duty in Western and Central Europe. He received two Battle Stars and the Commendation Medal. When the war ended in the European Theater, Abraham, who is fluent in German, French, and English, and adequate in Danish, served in a military unit that gathered evidence for use in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. After serving in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Political Science for 23 years (1943-1972), Abraham became a chaired professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia in 1972. He lectured throughout the world under U.S.I.A. auspices. He retired from full-time teaching in 1997 after nearly a half-century in the classroom, but he continues to teach in lifelong learning programs in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bookseller Inventory # 72623

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Title: Justices and Presidents; A Political History...

Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed First Edition/First Printing.

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