Secret Lives of the Supreme Court: What Your Teachers Never Told You about America's Legendary Judges (Paperback)

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By Robert Schnakenberg, Eugene Smith (Illustrator)
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Drugs, Adultery, Bribery, Homosexuality, corruption--and the Supreme Court? ?

Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one Secret Lives of the Supreme Court features outrageous and uncensored profiles of America's most legendary justices--complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You'll discover that:

- Hugo Black was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
- Benjamin Cardozo likely died a virgin.
- John Rutledge attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge.
- John Marshall Harlan organized regular screenings of X-rated films.
- Thurgood Marshall never missed an episode of Days of Our Lives.
- Sandra Day O'Connor established the court's first Jazzercise class.
- And much, much more

With chapters on everyone from John Jay to Samuel Alito, Secret Lives of the Supreme Court tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these judges took bribes? How many were gay? And how could so many sink into dementia while serving on the highest court in the land? American history was never this much fun in school

About the Author


Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books, including Secret Lives of Great Authors and Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults. He lives in Brooklyn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594743085
ISBN-10: 1594743088
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Secret Lives