The Brethren (Paperback)

Inside the Supreme Court

By Bob Woodward, Scott Armstrong

Simon & Schuster, 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.

Praise For The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

"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