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The essential Holmes : selections from the letters, speeches, judicial opinions, and other writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Richard A Posner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., has been called the greatest jurist and legal scholar in the history of the English-speaking world--towering, brilliant, profound. His speeches, opinions, and letters rank among the most powerful documents of American political and intellectual life. By gathering a rich selection of writings in one volume, Richard A. Posner reveals Holmes in the fullness of his achievement as judge,
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Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Richard A Posner
ISBN: 0226675521 9780226675527
OCLC Number: 24009798
Description: xxxi, 342 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: l. Aging and Death --
2. Joie de Vivre --
3. Culture and Personalities --
4. The Life Struggle --
5. Metaphysics --
6. The Social Struggle --
7. The Activity of Law --
8. The Common Law --
9. Interpretation --
10. Liberty.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Richard A. Posner.
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An anthology of selections from the letters, speeches, judicial opinions, and other writings of the great jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Spanning the half century from 1881, this collection  Read more...

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schema:description"Interplay between Holmes's temperament and the social and intellectual struggles of his times. Thematically arranged, the volume moves from general to specific and covers a rich variety of subjects from aging and death to themes in politics, personalities, and law. Posner's substantial introduction firmly places this wealth of material in its proper biographical and historical context. Destined to become the standard one-volume edition of Holmes's writings, this."@en
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