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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court


Based on exclusive interviews with the Supreme Court Justices themselves and other insiders, "The Nine "is a timely and provocative state of the ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

Overall customer rating: 4.875

Fascinting Reading

by on Apr 8, 2010

This is NOT some boring dry 'tome'. The author builds a sense of drama, and one chapter leads you with anticipation to the next. You have a sense of wanting to know "the rest of the story".


how does he do it???

by jvojvo on Jan 2, 2009

another woodward book where you wonder how he gets all the info he gets, and how he can write it in a book to make it interesting and readable!!!


The Supremes

by DeborahA on Nov 24, 2008

This book is a pleasant read from beginning to end. The writing is first rate. Background information is thorough and makes the "public" story completely accessible. Seeing the author on C-Span is what intrigued and motivated me to buy the book. It was a fine way to spend a weekend.


A satisfying look at the highest court in the land

by greebs on Sep 10, 2008

Jeffrey Toobin provides a fascinating insight - in an extremely readable manner - about the U.S. Supreme Court. That is to say, largely speaking, the last forty years or so of the court. If you are hoping to find out the inner workings of FDR's court, that's probably not going to satisfy you -- but if you are curious on how folks like Scalia, Thomas, Ginsberg and Rehnquist got on the court, and what their lives are like while working there, it's fascinating. (Did you know Clarence Thomas drives around an RV to NASCAR events? I certainly did not.) The Supreme Court is by nature somewhat of a mysterious group of people, and Toobin does a good job of bringing them down a notch without stooping to tell-all, expose levels. This is an intelligent insight and a great primer on the highest court in the land.


History at my fingertips

by Mackie on Mar 14, 2008

Mr. Toobin has made what was to me an unexplored part of my education a most readable and comprehensive study of the Court and its occupants. As I am a senior citizen I have lived through all of the cases described and now have a much better understanding of how far reaching the decisions handed down have been. I also have more knowledge of how important the nominations are in the long run. Thank you, Mr. Toobin!

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