What are the best books about the 20th century Supreme Court Justices?

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    #1Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion by Seth Stern is a nonfiction biography of the life of Justice William Brennan. This book was published in 2010 best read for those under the legal profession.

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    Gabriel Valadez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I definitely think "Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion", could be a very fun read, especially for anyone into the subject of Legal matters, with some politics thrown in. I also feel anyone who isn't a fan of the subject may find some enjoyment in this well, as they could learn about it, and also find a connection with the main character."
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    #2Louis D. Brandeis: A Life

    Louis D. Brandeis: A Life

    Louis D. Brandeis by Melvin I. Urofsky is a nonfiction biography of the notable late justice Louis D. Brandeis. This book narrates his perspective from the law to politics to inspire every reader.

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    Devansh Rodrigues
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "the first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court–a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, and Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit. "
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    #3Notorious RBG

    Notorious RBG

    Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a New York Times bestseller written by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, with illustrations by Ping Zhu. This nonfiction memoir was originally published in 2015.

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    Nicholas Smith
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The popularity of Justice Ginsburg simply continues to grow. As a women in the legal profession when it was mostly men, she faced numerous challenges to gain credibility. As a justice, she showed even the court how society and their decisions often simply missed the inequality that woman face. "
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    #4Abe Fortas: A Biography

    Abe Fortas: A Biography

    Abe Fortas: A Biography by Laura Kalman is a nonfiction book about the biography of the late Supreme Court Justice, Abe Fortas. This book was published in 1990 best written for those inspiring lawyers and practicing lawyers.

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    Liu Ma
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Abe Fortas: A biorgraphy is one of the best books that helps inspire people about the judicial system. It extensively covers the 20th century supreme court politics. Everyone should really give it a read."
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    #5Hugo Black: A Biography

    Hugo Black: A Biography

    Hugo Black: A Biography by Roger K. Newman is a nonfiction biography of an extraordinary man who fought for freedom during his generation. This book was published in 1994.

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    Joan Obrien
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Hugo Black: A Biography is about of course Hugo Black a supreme court justice appointed by Roosevelt. He was a US senator from the backwoods so to speak of Alabama. He was self educated and known as a walking encyclopedia. He was also a brilliant lawyer who believed in the protection of the individual and led the country in that direction during his fervent reign."
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    #6My Beloved World

    My Beloved World

    My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor is a nonfiction book about the autobiography of the third woman who was appointed to be one of the US Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor.

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    Roy Patterson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I've always been fascinated by the US Supreme Court and the Justices that are appointed. I found My Beloved World browsing through my local book shop and thought this would be an inspiring read. It covers the bio of Sonia Sotomayor and her youth and childhood. I loved how it connects you with her personal story and details the memoirs of her growing up and the sheer determination to make it where she is. If you want a relevant and inspirational story check this one out."
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    #7Becoming Justice Blackmun

    Becoming Justice Blackmun

    Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey by Linda Greenhouse is a nonfiction biography of the late Justice Blackmun. This book was published in 2005.

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    Jesse Perkins
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This was a super intriguing book, so insightful. I'm not one for criminal justice but I still found this book super interesting and insightful into things regarding the matter. This is a really good read surprisingly. "
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    #8Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Sheldon M. Novick is nonfiction about the biography of the late Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. This book was published in 1989.

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    Karen Tucker
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a great detailed about a single Supreme Court Justice. It's definitely a 5 star book, however, if you're looking for a more comprehensive book about the Judges in general you will need to look elsewhere. "
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    #9Independent Journey: The life of William O. Douglas

    Independent Journey: The life of William O. Douglas

    Independent Journey: The Life of William O. Douglas by James F. Simon is a nonfiction book about the biography of the late Supreme Court Justice, William O. Douglas. This book was published in 1980.

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    Terry Gonzalez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A very very very detailed book. This is a huge book about how things in this system is ran. There are so much in depth explanations that if you can't wither through it you might have found a good, goodnight rest book. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone."
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    #10Super Chief

    Super Chief

    Super Chief: Earl Warren and His Supreme Court, a Judicial Biography by Bernard Schwartz is a compilation of real-life courtroom experience of the Supreme Court Justice Warren.

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    Catherine Lee
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This would not be something I would read but i know some people that would be interested in something like this"

Summary

Best What are the best books about the 20th century Supreme Court Justices
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Justice Brennan: Liberal ChampionBooks 36 Paid
2Louis D. Brandeis: A LifeBooks 33 Paid
3Notorious RBGBooks 31 Paid
4Abe Fortas: A BiographyBooks 28 Paid
5Hugo Black: A BiographyBooks 26 Paid
6My Beloved WorldBooks 25 Paid
7Becoming Justice BlackmunBooks 23 Paid
8Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell HolmesBooks 20 Paid
9Independent Journey: The life of William O. DouglasBooks 18 Paid
10Super ChiefBooks 16 Paid
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