John Paul Stevens served from December 19, 1975 to June 29, 2010.
I must confess, I was expecting something different. I was expecting insight into the character or leadership of the Supreme Court Chief Justices he served under.
Instead, Justice Stevens discusses the legal details and nuances of various cases that were important during his tenure. Perhaps a lawyer or an avid historian might discover this keenly interesting, but I confess that there were pages I couldn't hit the forward button fast enough.
The historical tidbits about the court traditions such as the spittoons by the side of every justice were exposed by First Monday in October decades ago. (Justice Stevens said that he never saw one used.)
Did I learn something? Mmm. I kept thinking, 'this has to be how other people read an engineer's biography.' I'm certain it is fine writing - just not something that interested me.