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A fascinating, insider’s account of the conflict between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin’s newest work of non-fiction will grip readers and take them down the halls of power. The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court explores the complicated, tense relationship between the current executive and legislative branches of the U.S. Government. Focusing on the positions and personalities of Obama and Roberts, Toobin’s book masterfully and fairly explores the beliefs that drive two of the most powerful men in the world. From Roberts’ bungling of the Presidential oath, through the surprising decision on health care reform, the Obama/Roberts relationship has moved in complicated, unexpected directions. The Oath draws on comprehensive research, unprecedented access, and decades of experience to explain the stakes for America in this important ideological battle. Library Journal called The Oath, "Essential reading as we gear up for the election." Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of several award-winning books of non-fiction, including Too Close to Call and A Vast Conspiracy. A staff writer for The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst for CNN, Toobin also appeared at the 2007 Festival with The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.
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