The Brethren

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The Brethren

Inside the Supreme Court

By Bob Woodward; Scott Armstrong

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743274029, 592pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2005

"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.

About the Author
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.

Praise For The Brethren

"Explosive...The most controversial book on the Supreme Court yet written."

-- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Fascinating. The pace is swift, with details that rivet the attention."

-- The Washington Post Book World

"A provocative book about a hallowed institution...It is the most comprehensive inside story ever written of the most important court in the world. For this reason alone it is required reading."

-- BusinessWeek

"It is to the credit of Woodward and Armstrong that they were willing -- and able -- to shatter this conspiracy of silence. It is certainly in the highest tradition of investigative journalism."

-- Saturday Review

"One hell of a reporting achievement."

-- The Village Voice

"The year's best political book."

-- New York Post