Supreme Ambition by Ruth Marcus

Staff Pick

Ruth Marcus calls her account of Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court a book she’s been preparing to write her entire career, and indeed she brings to Supreme Ambition a wealth of knowledge and experience gathered reporting and commenting on government over the past 35 years for the Washington Post. The book is revealing, insightful, and evenhanded, and its fast pace and lucid prose make for a compelling read. Beyond just filling in details about Kavanaugh’s nomination, Marcus places it in the larger context of a calculated, three-decades-long conservative effort to cement control over the high court. That mission merged last year with Kavanaugh’s own lifelong ambition to secure a spot on the court.


Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover By Ruth Marcus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123864
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 3rd, 2019