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Learned Hand : the man and the judge

Author: Gerald Gunther
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Billings Learned Hand was one of the most influential judges in America. The author provides a complete account of the professional and personal life of Learned Hand, conveying the substance and range of his judicial and intellectual contributions.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gunther, Gerald, 1927-2002.
Learned Hand.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2009050099
(OCoLC)698624266
Named Person: Learned Hand; Learned Hand
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Gunther
OCLC Number: 700952567
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 704 pages)
Contents: The early years --
Learned Hand and Frances Fincke --
From Wall Street lawyer to Federal District Judge --
The marriage and its tensions --
The peak of political enthusiasm : Herbert Croly, Theodore Roosevelt, and the progressive years --
Promotion to the Second Circuit --
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the 1920s and 1930s : Hand as first among equals --
Achieving national renown during the nation's complacent years, 1919-1928 --
The Hoover years and Hand's missed chance for promotion to the Supreme Court --
The New Deal --
The road to war and the break with Lippmann --
The chief judgeship and World War II --
The last chance for a Supreme Court appointment : the 1942 vacancy --
The postwar years, the Cold War, and McCarthyism --
Active retirement from "regular active service."
Responsibility: Gerald Gunther ; foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Billings Learned Hand was one of the most influential judges in America. The author provides a complete account of the professional and personal life of Learned Hand, conveying the substance and range of his judicial and intellectual contributions.

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