“Never Give In brims with the singular tenacity and humor that have characterized Arlen Specter's nearly thirty years in the United States Senate. This book is both an entertaining read and an unflinching account of the experience of fighting an intensely personal battle on a highly public stage.” ―Michael J. Fox
“Working with Arlen for many years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have witnessed firsthand his spirited battles on the political stage. Even while confronting his physical trials, Senator Specter continued to be a great asset to Pennsylvania, the Senate, and our country. Highlighted by insight that only Arlen could provide, Never Give In portrays a life of courage and fortitude.” ―Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
“Understanding Arlen Specter's steely endurance is a key to understanding his success in the Senate and in life. Look up tenacity in the dictionary and you'll find Arlen's picture. Trial by fire has tempered him and made him stronger, and wiser.” ―Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee)
“Written in Senator Specter's trademark candor, Never Give In is a compelling tale of survival - both personal and political - from one of the Senate's most independent voices. Riding the train home with him now for almost 25 years, I count Arlen among my closest friends in the Senate. The words courageous and inspiring hardly do him justice - but trust me, he is both.” ―Senator Joe Biden (D-DE)
“I've been privileged to work side by side with Arlen for over 18 years. While I respect his intelligence and honesty, and value his friendship, perhaps most of all I have admired his toughness in the face of adversity. He just never gives up.” ―Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
About the Author
Senator Arlen Specter is Pennsylvania's senior senator. First elected in 1980, he is now serving his fifth term. Throughout his Senate career, he has served on the Judiciary Committee, which he chaired in the 109th Congress (2005--2007) and continues to serve as its ranking member. Among his many other Senate duties, he is also a former chairman and current ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.
Frank J. Scaturro is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has served as counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee on Senator Specter's staff, where he specializes in judicial nominations and constitutional law issues. He is the author of President Grant Reconsidered and The Supreme Court's Retreat from Reconstruction: A Distortion of Constitutional Jurisprudence and coauthor of Public Companies.