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The Resource Oliver Wendell Holmes : a life in war, law, and ideas, Stephen Budiansky

Oliver Wendell Holmes : a life in war, law, and ideas, Stephen Budiansky

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Oliver Wendell Holmes : a life in war, law, and ideas
Title
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Title remainder
a life in war, law, and ideas
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Budiansky
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch at the Battles of Ball's Bluff and Antietam. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Named to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt at age sixty-one, he served for nearly three decades, writing a series of famous, eloquent, and often dissenting opinions that would prove prophetic in securing freedom of speech, protecting the rights of criminal defendants, and ending the Court's reactionary resistance to social and economic reforms. As a pioneering legal scholar, Holmes revolutionized the understanding of common law by showing how the law always evolved to meet the changing needs of society. As an enthusiastic friend and indefatigable correspondent, he wrote thousands of personal letters brimming with humorous philosophical insights, trenchant comments on the current scene, and an abiding joy in fighting the good fight. Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, Stephen Budiansky's definitive biography offers the fullest portrait yet of this pivotal American figure, whose zest for life, wit, and intellect left a profound legacy in law and Constitutional rights, and who was an inspiring example of how to lead a meaningful life in a world of uncertainty and upheaval."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Budiansky, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • United States
  • Judges
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Oliver Wendell Holmes : a life in war, law, and ideas, Stephen Budiansky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-544) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "What a medley of a man!" -- Dr. Holmes's Boston -- A New England boyhood -- Harvard's regiment -- The wilderness -- "Society of jobbists" -- The common law -- Holmes J. -- Labor, capital, and dames -- Ideals and doubts -- "So great and so different" -- Due process -- 1720 Eye Street -- Holmes dissenting -- Free speech -- Taft's Court -- "My last examination" -- Epilogue: "Men who never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780393634723
Lccn
2018054671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054004414
Label
Oliver Wendell Holmes : a life in war, law, and ideas, Stephen Budiansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-544) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "What a medley of a man!" -- Dr. Holmes's Boston -- A New England boyhood -- Harvard's regiment -- The wilderness -- "Society of jobbists" -- The common law -- Holmes J. -- Labor, capital, and dames -- Ideals and doubts -- "So great and so different" -- Due process -- 1720 Eye Street -- Holmes dissenting -- Free speech -- Taft's Court -- "My last examination" -- Epilogue: "Men who never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780393634723
Lccn
2018054671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054004414

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