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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self / Edition 1
     

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self / Edition 1

by G. Edward White
 

ISBN-10: 019508182X

ISBN-13: 9780195081824

Pub. Date: 11/11/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, G. Edward White, the acclaimed biographer of Earl Warren and one of America's most esteemed legal scholars, provides a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist. Here in rich detail is Holmes's early life in Boston and at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and his harrowing service during the Civil War. White also

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In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, G. Edward White, the acclaimed biographer of Earl Warren and one of America's most esteemed legal scholars, provides a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist. Here in rich detail is Holmes's early life in Boston and at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and his harrowing service during the Civil War. White also examines Holmes's curious, childless marriage and includes new information on his relationship with Irish aristocrat Clare Castletown. In addition to providing a vivid portrait of the former Supreme Court justice's life, White explores in depth the work and thought of this preeminent legal figure, including a full chapter devoted to The Common Law and astute commentary on Holmes's legal writings. White concludes that understanding the life of Oliver Wendell Holmes is crucial to understanding his work.

White's biography of Earl Warren was hailed by Anthony Lewis on the cover of The New York Times Book Review as "serious and fascinating," and the Los Angeles Times noted that "White has gone beyond the labels and given us the man." In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, White has produced an equally serious and fascinating biography, one that again goes beyond the labels and gives us the man himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195081824
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/11/1993
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Chapter 1Heritage7
Chapter 2The Civil War49
Chapter 3Friendships, Companions, and Attachments, 1864-188287
Chapter 4Coming to Maturity: Early Legal Scholarship112
Chapter 5The Common Law148
Chapter 6"An All Round View of the Law," 1882-1902196
Chapter 7Travel and Romance225
Chapter 8The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts253
Chapter 9The Supreme Court, 1903-1916298
Chapter 10Recognition354
Chapter 11The Supreme Court, 1917-1931: The "Progressive" Judge378
Chapter 12The Supreme Court, 1917-1931: Free Speech412
Chapter 13Aging455
Chapter 14A Concluding Assessment476
AppendixHolmes' Secretaries489
Notes491
Bibliographical Essay589
Index609

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