A reference to a Chief Justice Stone biography by the author led me to this work, the 1968 update not really adding much new material; there is another published in 1980. The book focuses specifically on Taft/Hughes/Stone [not comprehensively] though generally supportive of the Warren Court's judicial activism choices. And, that is a major theme (if at some point rather repetitive; this book needed an editor): judges make choices, guided by changing times and rightly so. Judicial review is appropriate, but the details are important. Pretending otherwise (just saying what the law is!) is misguided and often hypocritical..