WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT: BIOGRAPHY IN TWO VOLUMES
by Henry F. Pringle
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
(Volume Two of Two)
ISBN 978-0-945707-20-2 $35.00
555 pages including illustrations.
Needless to say, then, the executors are in no way
responsible for any statement I have made concerning their father or anybody
else or for any conclusions I have drawn.
But to their unfailing aid, assistance and patience I must
pay full tribute. More than to any other single person, on the other
hand, I am indebted to Professor Manning of the History Department, Swarthmore
College. Without his help and learning, particularly with respect
to the chapters on the Supreme Court, the book could not have been written.
Yet he, too, is hereby absolved from all responsibility.
It should be noted, perhaps, that this is not a legalistic
account of a lawyer who became President and then Chief Justice. The
writer has had no training in the law. I hope that it is an objective
account of a man whom the public sometimes regarded as too large and too jolly
but whose soul was, in fact, often tortured. (From Pringle’s foreword,
concluded from volume one.)