The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin audiobook

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

By Jeffrey Toobin
Read by Jeffrey Toobin

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Bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin takes you into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, and reveals the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. Just in time for the 2008 presidential election—where the future of the Court will be at stake—Toobin reveals an institution at a moment of transition, when decades of conservative disgust with the Court have finally produced a conservative majority, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, presidential power, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with justices themselves, The Nine tells the story of the Court through personalities—from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas's well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd nineteenth-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore—and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office. The Nine is the book bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin was born to write. A CNN senior legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer, no one is more superbly qualified to profile the nine justices.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2007 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A 2007 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

One of the 2007 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin takes you into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, and reveals the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land.

Just in time for the 2008 presidential election—where the future of the Court will be at stake—Toobin reveals an institution at a moment of transition, when decades of conservative disgust with the Court have finally produced a conservative majority, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, presidential power, and church-state relations.

Based on exclusive interviews with justices themselves, The Nine tells the story of the Court through personalities—from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas's well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd nineteenth-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore—and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office.

The Nine is the book bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin was born to write. A CNN senior legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer, no one is more superbly qualified to profile the nine justices.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A major achievement, lucid and probing. Bob Woodward, co-author of The Brethren
The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid, and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells…are gripping.” New York Times Book Review
This is a remarkable, riveting book. So great are Toobin's narrative skills that both the justices and their inner world are brought vividly to life. Doris Kearns Goodwin
“Intelligent and even-handed…Toobin’s access to the Supremes and their secret little world is phenomenal.” Chicago Sun-Times
The Nine is the latest, and by far the best [book]…about the Supreme Court.” NPR
“Toobin’s sparkling new work is anecdotally rich and clearly written…A testimony to [his] skill.” USA Today
“[An] absorbing group profile…[Toobin] deftly distills the issues and enlivens his narrative of the Court’s internal wranglings with sharp thumbnail sketches.” Publishers Weekly
“A compelling look at the power and the politics behind the Supreme Court.” Booklist
“This is a remarkable, riveting book. So great are Toobin’s narrative skills that both the justices and their inner world are brought vividly to life.” Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor RooseveltL The Home Front in World War II
“A major achievement, lucid and probing.” Bob Woodward, New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Politics

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Author Bio: Jeffrey Toobin

Author Bio: Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life, among others. He is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English