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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
File size1.2 Mb
GanreHistory
Release date 01.03.2006
ISBN9780195305364
Pages count161
Book rating4.22 (27 votes)
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Known as the Great Dissenter, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. wrotesome of the most eloquent opinions in the history of the United StatesSupreme Court. A brilliant legal mind who served on the high court intohis nineties, Holmes was responsible for some of the most importantjudicial opinions of the twentieth century. Now, in this superb shortbiography, G. Edward White offers readers a lively, informative portrait ofthis singular individual. The book first sketches Holmes's early years-hischildhood in Boston, his undergraduate years at Harvard (which hisfather and both grandfathers also attended), and his valiant service inthe Civil War, during which he was severely wounded three times.

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