The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

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Simon and Schuster, May 31, 2011 - Political Science - 592 pages
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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.

Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.

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An intimate and utterly absorbing history of the Supreme Court in the groundbreaking days of the sixties and early seventies. I read this in college for a con-law class and loved it. As an English ... Read full review

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I picked up The Brethren because my sister-in-law went to high school with Bob Woodward and I figured the dude could use the royalties. Seriously, however, Woodward's reputation for excellence in his ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for The Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.

Scott Armstrong is executive director of the Information Trust. A former reporter for The Washington Post, he founded the National Security Archive and was a senior investigator for the Senate Watergate Committee.

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