John Anthony Maltese has written a genial book on a subject of enormous importance and enduring interest-presidential selection and senatorial consideration of Supreme Court nominees. Readers new to this field will find The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees a helpful introduction to it. Those more familiar with it will not find much that is surprising.
Friedman, Richard D. Review of The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees, by J. A. Maltese. Am. J. Legal Hist. 41, no. 4 (1997): 502-3.