Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life In War, Law, And Ideas
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A lifetime of justice
Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage and an insatiable intellectual curiosity.
Named to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt, Holmes 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.
Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, this definitive biography offers the fullest portrait yet of Holmes, whose zest for life, wit, and intellect left a profound legacy in law and Constitutional rights.
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|Release Date:||May 28, 2019|