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Burton, David H. (David Henry) 1925-2016

Works: 63 works in 227 publications in 1 language and 10,682 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Case studies  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF8745.H6, B
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Clara Barton : in the service of humanity by David H Burton( file )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. Clara Barton (1821-1912) led a life in the service of humanity. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Her life story is told here with sympathy and unders
Theodore Roosevelt : confident imperialist by David H Burton( Book )
26 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. by David H Burton( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Holmes-Sheehan correspondence : the letters of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan by Oliver Wendell Holmes( file )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 libraries worldwide
The learned presidency : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson by David H Burton( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
American history--British historians : a cross cultural approach to the American experience by David H Burton( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 libraries worldwide
William Howard Taft : confident peacemaker by David H Burton( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
"William Howard Taft was an experienced diplomat when he became president. As Governor General of the Philippines, he had begun the preparation of the Islands for nationhood. Serving as Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of War, he brought about the Taft-Katsura Agreement with Japan and was instrumental in avoiding the breakdown of civil government in Cuba. Proposing arbitration treaties with Great Britain and France and free trade with Canada were typical of his presidential diplomacy. He was more progressive than Roosevelt in the years 1917-18 and more practical minded than Woodrow Wilson in matters of realpolitik. To make a lasting peace at the end of World War I, he advocated what may be clearly discerned as a prototype of the United Nations. Taft challenged Roosevelt's ultranationalism, and he had serious doubts about Wilson's ultramoralism. In international politics his vision was extraordinary. All this is spelled out in William Howard Taft: Confident Peacemaker, a landmark study, relying on historical analysis and supplemented by critical documentation."--Jacket
Political ideas of Justice Holmes by David H Burton( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
The Court opinions of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes have been so influential and so persuasively stated that too little attention has been paid to his political philosophy. Yet a theory of government paralleled the development of his jurisprudence and was a consistent part of his total outlook. To determine the nature of that political philosophy, reliance must be placed largely on empirical evidence, very much as Holmes would have insisted. There should be no shying away from the fact that Holmes, as with other Supreme Court justices, was guided by a philosophy of government, even as he insisted that cases must be judged on their particulars. For example, Holmes was almost always prepared to allow Congress to determine policy as implemented by law; denying the will of Congress was to him a last resort. For constructing a Holmesian theory of government, the building materials are readily at hand. He was very much a man of his times in political outlook even as he became a leader in jurisprudential matters. Holmes was a social Darwinist and a fierce nationalist, but he also owed much to his Puritan inheritance transformed into a humanistic ethical code in which honor and honesty had secure places. By assembling his views of the place and function of government in the lives of the people from his extra-Court writings, Court opinions, and private letters exchanged with key correspondents, a theory can be constructed. Woodrow Wilson's The State, a standard piece of work for the period, serves as a method for organizing Holmes's thoughts on government, something he himself never did. Using Wilson's study as a guide and frame of reference, the many scattered observations Holmes made over a lifetime are brought together in a form that is cohesive, if incomplete, and in a fashion that unarguably speaks the mind of Justice Holmes on the science and art of government, with a special concern for American politics. His deeply felt convictions respecting the nature of government are an important feature of the total Holmes. To come to an awareness of his thinking pertaining to political affairs enables one to work forward from his basic postulates for a comprehension of the direction of his judicial growth. The organization of this particular commentary tends to bear this out. Only by working through his times, his mind, his rulings, and the candid expression of views discovered in his correspondence is it possible to make judgments on his political theory. In the logical order that theory should be the foundation of his jurisprudence, and thus the first order of business. But as with his study of the common law, the life of this investigation has not been logic but experience: the experience of Oliver Wendell Holmes as soldier, scholar, jurist, and philosopher. Then, and perhaps only then, can he be brought into focus as a significant American political thinker
Taft, Holmes, and the 1920s court : an appraisal by David H Burton( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
"This study of William Howard Taft and Oliver Wendell Holmes delivers much more than the title suggests, yet the title remains appropriate. This is an account not only of their common membership on the Court in the 1920s but an explanation, by means of a quasi-biographical method, of how they arrived at the summit of their careers as public men. By probing their Puritan influence, the foundations of much of what they believed and ruled upon as judges become clear and persuasive. Their public lives diverged, to be sure. Taft and Holmes both began as judges at the state level only to have Taft veer off in the direction of high-level administrative and elective offices."--BOOK JACKET. "Holmes, for his part, lived a much more sequestered life: five decades as a Massachusetts and then as a federal jurist. Holmes theorized about actualities, whereas Taft had known them directly. Somewhat surprisingly, Taft and Holmes could find common ground in a number of cases coming before them in the 1920s, but in controversial cases, such as Adkins v. Children's Hospital, they voted to uphold progressive legislation for women working in the District of Columbia. Down to 1927, in fact, Taft and Holmes either agreed or agreed to disagree. Thereafter, they were more often at cross purposes."--BOOK JACKET
Theodore Roosevelt, American politician : an assessment by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
The author draws on Roosevelt's life and the political history of the times, resulting in an analysis that is familiar to scholars as well as to the larger audience, that of historical readership. What is different here, however, is the application of the principles of decision-making theory both to decisions taken and mistakes made. Perhaps sterile in itself, the theory comes to life when used to objectify much of what is too often looked upon as the result of impulse in TR's conduct of affairs, in both his triumphs and his failures
Progressive masks : letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Franklin Ford ; edited with an introduction by David H. Burton by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Theodore Roosevelt and his English correspondents: a special relationship of friends by David H Burton( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Taft, Wilson, and world order by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
"Taft and Wilson followed different callings, in public affairs and higher education, but each career in its own way contributed to their conviction that peace, not war, was possible to attain among the Great Powers. Taft's practical idealism grew out of his experiences as governor of the Philippines, Secretary of War, and the presidency itself, and it mated readily with the moral idealism of Wilson, the student of history, law, and government."
Taft, Roosevelt, and the limits of friendship by David H Burton( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
It is therefore necessary to compare and contrast their backgrounds and training, their mind-sets, and their understanding of the power of the president, as stated in the Constitution, to gain an appreciation of how TR and Will came to a parting of the ways, politically and personally."--Jacket
The collected works of William Howard Taft by William H Taft( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Cecil Spring Rice : a diplomat's life by David H Burton( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Edwin Arlington Robinson : stages in a New England poet's search by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
William Howard Taft : essential writings and addresses by William H Taft( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
William Howard Taft, in the public service by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Four aspects of civic duty ; and, Present day problems by William H Taft( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
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Burton, David
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