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Photo of the companion book cover for The Supreme Court series The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America
by Jeffrey Rosen
Times Books, 2007
(An imprint of Henry Holt and Company)

This book serves as a companion volume to the PBS series THE SUPREME COURT. In this compelling work of character-driven history, Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries on the bench that transformed the law -- and by extension, our lives. He focuses on the remarkable clashes of eight larger-than-life personalities who dominated the Court and set many of the precedents and traditions the Court continues to follow today.

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240 minutes on 4 DVDs

By fusing history with biography, THE SUPREME COURT charts the court's unique evolution and humanizes the enigmatic black-robed figures, revealing their temperaments, passions, deeply held personal beliefs and life stories. The series also explores the dramatic stories of the people whose cases have come before the Court, as well as the often controversial rulings that impact all Americans.

Interviews with some of the greatest legal minds in the country, as well as exclusive access to the Court, help personalize the justices while providing context to key decisions and hot-button issues of the day.

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