Stephen Budiansky - Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

One of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, Holmes (1841-1935), the source of “clear and present danger,” served on the high court from 1902 to 1932. Prior to that he was Associate and then Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as well as a pioneering legal scholar at Harvard Law School. In the first biography to draw on the complete digitization of Holmes’s papers, Budiansky, a historian, journalist, and author of books including Code Warriors, details the scope of the jurist’s thinking, traces his influence on the role of the Supreme Court in American government, and shows how his moral courage, scorn for dogmas, and intellectual curiosity were rooted in his harrowing experiences in the Civil War.


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ISBN: 9780393634723
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 28th, 2019

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