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a spectacular Supreme Court presentation copy

WARREN, EARL. A Republic, If You Can Keep It

New York: New York Times, (1972)

Original cloth and dust jacket. Slight fading. Fine.

FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Warren: “For Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, dear friend and colleague whose life has been dedicated to keeping the United States, the Republic the founding fathers envisioned. With affectionate regards. Earl Warren 5/4/72.”

In this book Earl Warren, the celebrated chief justice who presided over many of the Supreme Court’s most important decisions of the 20th century, discusses the Constitution and individual liberties. The title comes from Benjamin Franklin’s famous response during the Constitutional convention to the question “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”