Francis J. Donovan grew up as a poor Irish American but managed to climb his way up the social ladder, becoming a lawyer and district court judge in Nassau County, New York. As someone who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps, however, he's never been told how the political game is played. So, when Donovan defies the Republican Party boss of Long Island, Joseph Margiotta, he finds himself fighting just to hold onto his job. In order to beat the boss, Donovan must call on all his judicial know-how and personal wherewithal. Against all odds, he wins one battle after another as he learns how to work within the system to fulfill his personal goals. Now, after decades of public service, Donovan tells all, and he provides: A snapshot of Nassau County history during a most important time. Details on how politics really work. Tips on how to analyze issues. Advice on how to seek political office. And much more! Travel with Donovan as he climbs up the political ladder, and find out what the politicians don't disclose in The Judge Talks Politics.