G. Edward White is University Professor and John B. Minor Professor of Law and History at the University of Virginia. A noted legal scholar, his books have won several awards, including a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association in 1983, for Earl Warren, and the James Willard Hurst Prize of the Law and Society Association in 1990, for The Marshall Court and Cultural Change.
'White produces a quite remarkable book. The most remarkable feature of this study is its detail ... a study, which, for all its detail and complexity, never fails to engage the reader--is an incredible achievement. Rarely do biographies come as good as this'. Law Quarterly Review