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"Those who want to understand the glory and the contradictions of a true progressive jurist should buy the first full-length biography, Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel."
--The Atlantic Online
"Brennan made a huge mark on our Constitution, and Stern and Wermiel illuminate his legacy remarkably well."
--Christian Science Monitor
"The definitive [Brennan] biography...a detailed and fascinating account... Both legal scholars and general readers will be delighted with this well-written, superbly documented biography."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This sweeping biography of one of the most influential justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States invites the reader to witness the details of William J. Brennan Jr.'s personal life, the darker moments, as well as those that shine. It seats the reader in Brennan's chambers to listen to his conversations and see the memoranda exchanged with other justices and his law clerks ... In sum, the biography is an intimate account of Brennan's life, especially his 34 years on the Court."
--Newark Star Ledger
"The book offers an intelligent and interesting account both of Brennan's decades on the Court and of the broader developments in American life that intertwined with the Court's work."
--Ed Whelan, National Review Online
"The book takes care to place decisions and opinions in the context of Brennan's personal history, judicial philosophy and larger societal factors. It's deliciously gossipy when discussing how certain justices voted and what their opinions were of each other, but that information's also vital when understanding how the court operated."
--Dan Herman, Pacific Northwest Inlander
I did not like this book at all. Found it to be very dry and boring. If you like legal history or biographical portrayals of justices, read Jeffrey Toobin's books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by benny turdgeon
I am only part way into reading this impressive book, but I highly recommend it and the contributions of Justice Brennan.Published 7 months ago by Thomas E. Reed
Not sure I would go for this being conservative, but the story is important and well told.
We want great people on this court this book certainly tells us Justice... Read more
“Justice Brennan” provides the most comprehensive and well organized look at the liberal jurist to date. Too bad it was not released closer to his death in 1997. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jean
I got what I wanted at a price I could not believe. The book condition was like new. This is the way to go.Published 21 months ago by A. D. Nath
A well written history of advancement of civil liberties through court action. This period of court history changed America toward "a more perfect union".Published on December 26, 2012 by Jill Metz
The early chapters of the book provide useful details to help the reader understand the significant role that Justice Brennan would play in developing American jurisprudence. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Carol C.
United State Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan was a lightining rod for controversy among conservatives and a beloved keeper of justice for liberals. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by Rob Wilcox
If you're interested in legal history; if you're interested in social/political history; if you're a fan of biographies; if you just like great writing -- look no further. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Librum