The Justice from Beacon Hill The Life and Times of Oliver Wendell Holmes

By: Baker, Liva

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The jacket is lightly bent on the spine head. A black remainder mark about 1" long is on the page tops. ; Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of the most intriguing figures in American law. This book is the first biography to capture Holmes's professional and private life with unmatched thoroughness and accuracy. The author drew on much Holmes material untouched by other biographers. She begins with Holmes's Boston-Brahmin family, complex relationship with his father, and the powerful impact on his life his military experiences in the Civil War had. His years as a Boston lawyer and Harvard law professor and the reception of his seminal book The Common Law are included. Holmes's work on the United States Supreme Court from 1902 - 1932 set the tone for American jurisprudence in the twentieth century. Some of his opinions are still cited as precedent. He advanced the revolutionary idea that law must be flexible enough to adapt to changes in society. That is still an issue with which we struggle. ; Remainder; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 783 pages

Title: The Justice from Beacon Hill The Life and Times of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Author: Baker, Liva

Illustrator: Illustrated by Various

Categories: law,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 1991

ISBN: 0060166290

ISBN 13: 9780060166298

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 004416

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