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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Author: G Edward White
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Series: Lives and legacies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Known as the 'Great Dissenter,' Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr wrote some of the most eloquent opinions in the history of the United States Supreme Court. Holmes was responsible for some of the most  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Edward White
ISBN: 9780195305364 0195305361
OCLC Number: 163834852
Description: p. cm.
Contents: The family legacy : an autobiographical sketch --
Our hearts were touched with fire : the Civil War years --
The practical struggle of life : becoming a lawyer and a judge --
The quiet years --
A more important and more visible court --
A new and solemn volume opens --
An unlikely reformer --
The yankee from Olympus --
Toward melancholy : the retirement years.
Series Title: Lives and legacies.
Responsibility: G. Edward White.
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"G. Edward White has crafted both an exceptional biography of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and an incomparable example of American judicial biography. Holmes leaps from every Read more...

 
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