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The justice from Beacon Hill : the life and times of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Author: Liva Baker
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this masterful biography, Liva Baker explores the life and work of one of this country's most influential judges and legal scholars, Oliver Wendell Holmes. Drawing on much Holmes material untouched by other biographers, Baker begins with Holmes's Boston-Brahmin family, his complex relationship with his illustrious father, and the powerful impact on his life of his military experiences in the Civil War, in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, Liva.
Justice from Beacon Hill.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1991
(OCoLC)608444435
Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell (Jurist) Holmes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liva Baker
ISBN: 0060166290 9780060166298
OCLC Number: 22006364
Description: xiv, 783 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Saint --
Brahmin --
Youth --
Soldier --
Scholar --
Judge in Massachusetts --
The Washington years --
Benediction.
Responsibility: Liva Baker.

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In this masterful biography, Liva Baker explores the life and work of one of this country's most influential judges and legal scholars, Oliver Wendell Holmes. Drawing on much Holmes material untouched by other biographers, Baker begins with Holmes's Boston-Brahmin family, his complex relationship with his illustrious father, and the powerful impact on his life of his military experiences in the Civil War, in which he was severely wounded three times. She describes his years as a Boston lawyer and Harvard law professor, and the writing and reception of his seminal book, The Common Law, which catapulted Holmes into the pantheon of America's most creative legal thinkers. Holmes's work on the United States Supreme Court -- spanning three decades of decision-making, from 1902 to 1932 -- set the tone for American jurisprudence in the twentieth century. Some of his opinions, especially the pungent dissents, are still cited as precedent; his memorable phrases are quoted by laymen as well as judges and scholars. Baker dispels many of the long-held misconceptions about Holmes. - Jacket flap.

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