163388581X (electronic book) 9781633885813 (electronic book) 9781633885806 (hardcover)
"The definitive biography of one of history's greatest Supreme Court justices. How did a conservative Republican end up creating the most liberal Supreme Court in modern history? This new biography of Earl Warren Sr., based on primary sources and previously unpublished material, brings together for the first time family recollections, anecdotes, mementoes, photos, documents, and excerpts from diaries, along with the facts of the great jurist's life. The result is the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete picture of the man available. Beginning with Warren's upbringing, and Scandinavian immigrant parents who taught him fairness, tolerance, and reverence for the truth, the author then reviews Warren's early career in California as a district attorney. There he helped put an end to corruption in the police department, tackled organized crime, and worked to end illegal gambling and offshore racketeering. After becoming governor, he fought to improve the state's public health, education, and prison systems. And he played an important role in the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower as the first Republican president in twenty years. Focusing largely on Warren's remarkable career as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, chapters are devoted to that court's landmark rulings, including Brown v. Board of Education and Miranda. In addition, the author discusses Warren's relationships with Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Finally, he delves into the Chief Justice's role in spearheading the Warren Report, the official publication documenting the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination--findings that forever etched Warren's name in history. With access to all surviving Warren family members, courtesy of Earl Warren's grandson, Judge James Warren, the author has crafted the definitive biography of one of history's greatest Supreme Court justices"-- Provided by publisher. "The definitive biography of one of history's greatest Supreme Court justices"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Intro; CONTENTS; Author's Note. SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction. LIFE, DEATH, LOVE, ETC.; 1. UPON THIS ROCK; 2. LONG AND WINDING ROAD; 3. MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL; 4. NEW LIFE; 5. PRIME TIME; 6. ON THE ROAD; 7. SCOTUS MEETS BROWN; 8. ONE MAN, ONE VOTE; 9. UNDER EVERY BED; 10. JFK AND THE COURT; 11. TRAGEDY IN DALLAS; 12. FACING DOWN MIRANDA; 13. ALL THE KING'S HORSES; NOTES; INDEX
Digital File Characteristics
Source of Description
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 30, 2019).
Available in Other Form
Print version: Herda, D.J., 1948- Earl Warren. Amherst, Massachusetts : Prometheus Books, 2019