The Antagonists: Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter and Civil Liberties in Modern America, James F. Simon, hardcover (very good, some foxing on top)
In The Antagonists, James F. Simon illuminates a critical quarter century of modern American history through one of the most important, and contentious, relationships in the annals of the American judiciary.
Beginning in the early 1940s, Felix Frankfurter, eloquent advocate of judicial restraint, and Hugo Black, outspoken proponent of judicial activism, polarized the Supreme Court with their passionate disagreements on civil liberties issues. In so doing, they changed the Court and America forever.
Simon has captured the rarely seen world of the Supreme Court where larger-than-life rivalries and personalities have an impact on the decisions that shape our lives. 8 pages of photos.