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Burton, David H. (David Henry) 1925-

Works: 62 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 10,525 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Case studies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF8745.H6, B
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Clara Barton in the service of humanity by David H Burton( file )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,682 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 )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 libraries worldwide
The learned presidency : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson by David H Burton( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Holmes-Sheehan correspondence letters of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan by Oliver Wendell Holmes( file )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. by David H Burton( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 libraries worldwide
American history--British historians : a cross cultural approach to the American experience ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Theodore Roosevelt by David H Burton( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
William Howard Taft : confident peacemaker by David H Burton( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Political ideas of Justice Holmes by David H Burton( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 354 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 348 libraries worldwide
Theodore Roosevelt, American politician : an assessment by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 331 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 )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Theodore Roosevelt and his English correspondents: a special relationship of friends by David H Burton( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Taft, Wilson, and world order by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
"The awesome destruction of life and property growing out of the Great War convinced them of the need to establish some form of institutional machinery designed to avoid war, lest Western Civilization be brought to its knees. Neither man was completely at ease with the other as they worked toward a common goal. At one point Taft described Wilson as "mulish" on the issue of the League covenant without reservations. And Wilson was highly, and rightly, suspicious of the Roosevelt-Lodge wing of the Republican party. But more important to both men was what a league could mean for generations yet unborn."
Taft, Roosevelt, and the limits of friendship by David H Burton( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
"William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed a much-valued, years-long friendship, only to have it break down when, in 1912, they came to political blows over the Republican Party nomination for the presidency. To many it appeared to be a case of personal rivalry, almost a matter of saving face, as the two veteran political figures maneuvered to claim the right to lead their party. A close study of the backgrounds and public service of Taft and Roosevelt reveals, however, that despite years of mutual regard and support in governmental affairs, they were not look-alikes
The collected works of William Howard Taft by William H Taft( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., what manner of liberal? by Oliver Wendell (Jurist) Holmes( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Cecil Spring Rice : a diplomat's life by David H Burton( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 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 212 libraries worldwide
William Howard Taft, in the public service by David H Burton( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
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