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Abe Fortas: A Biography Paperback – July 29, 1992


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  • Paperback: 538 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (July 29, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300052588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300052589
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,346,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fortas (1910-1982), a brilliant and controversial lawyer, presidential adviser and Supreme Court justice, is the complex subject of Kalman's masterly biography. Illustrations.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "--archangel--" on May 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
Laura Kalman's biography of Abe Fortas is a fascinating look at the life of one of this country's most controversial judicial figures. Fortas, whose nomination as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was blocked by LBJ's political opponents, emerges from the book as a sympathetic figure, a wise counselor and judge, and, fundamentally, human. Kalman has done her homework, meticulously researching the life and times of Fortas to create what should stand as the definitive work on his life for some time to come.
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