Once the ""youngest judge in New York"", Samuel Seabury was successful at nearly everything to which he turned his hand, except election to political office. So he centered his interest on three things: the law; the administration of the law; and the political fortunes of those persons he believed would administer the law correctly. His story is handled with verve and captures the man's sense of mission. Seabury's ultimately successful battle against the Tammany Tiger was considered by his subordinates as his most significant contribution to good government. A rousing, rewarding biography, this precedes by a few weeks that of his successor (William Travers Jerome) Courtroom Warrior by Richard O'Connor.