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Honorable justice : the life of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Author: Sheldon M Novick
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Generations of law students have been raised on his inspiring dissents. His book, THE COMMON LAW, still in print after 100 years, dominates the history of legal thought in America. He is still one of the best known justices of the Supreme Court ... yet until now there has been no biography of Oliver Wendall Holmes. Born into mid-19th century Boston society, Holmes grew up knowing everyone. As a young man, he fought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell (1841-1935) Holmes; Oliver Wendell (Jurist) Holmes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon M Novick
ISBN: 0316613258 9780316613255
OCLC Number: 19512530
Description: xxi, 522 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 : A New England boyhood. Fathers and sons --
In the doctor's household --
Education --
Part 2 : The Twentieth Regiment. Swimming in air --
Someone had blundered --
Rain --
The regiment ceases --
Part 3 : The common law. Poet, soldier, gentleman --
The first venture --
Two pillars of his life --
The common law --
Part 4 : An obscure judge. The moving banners of a hidden column --
Courtly love --
Another war --
Lady Castletown --
The path of the law --
Chief Justice --
Part 5 : The master of his art. Washington, D.C. --
Smiles and lies --
Solitude --
Jeu sui arnaut --
The sky aflame --
Olympus --
Final duty --
A ghost on the battlefield --
Appendix A : Chronology of Holmes's life --
Appendix B : A note on sources --
Bibliography of principal works cited --
Table of cases.
Responsibility: by Sheldon M. Novick.

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The first biography of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the best known figure in the history of American law. His book "The Common Law" is still in print after 100 years, and is  Read more...

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