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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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 Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, Stephen Budiansky's definitive biography offers the fullest portrait yet of this pivotal American figure, whose zest for life, wit, and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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Budiansky, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2634
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.H6
LC item number
B83 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • United States
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Employees
  • Judges
  • LAW / General
  • United States
Label
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
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780393634723
Lccn
2018054671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1054004414
  • 941832
  • (OCoLC)on1054004414
  • 941832
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780393634723
Lccn
2018054671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1054004414
  • 941832
  • (OCoLC)on1054004414
  • 941832

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