Like the other volumes in the "Secret Lives" series from Quirk Books, Robert Schnakenberg's colorful exposé of America's Supreme Court justices is often snarky and irreverent. The fun is in the details, like in the sound-bite gems that Benjamin Cardozo "likely died a virgin" and that every year Harry Blackmun celebrated the anniversary of his appendectomy.
Gregory St. John performs this audiobook with a wry amusement befitting the eccentric material. The personality of each justice might be exaggerated for entertainment value, but the writer has done his research, thus the biographical treatments in Secret Lives are equal parts history and sadistic tabloid.
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And much, much more! With chapters on everyone from John Jay to Samuel Alito, Secret Lives of the Supreme Court tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these judges took bribes? How many were gay? And how could so many sink into dementia while serving on the highest court in the land? American history was never this much fun in school!
©2009 Robert Schnakenberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
If it were not so poorly written and thinly researched. This book was an utter waste of time and money.
Not written it.
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