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That remarkable man: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Edith Patterson Meyer

That remarkable man: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

by Edith Patterson Meyer

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [181]-182.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF8745.H6 M4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination189 p.
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5541927M
    LC Control Number67019797

    out of 5 stars A remarkable book about a remarkable man Reviewed in the United States on Janu Today, Oliver Wendell Holmes is famous for his dissenting decisions, many of which were for U.S. Supreme Court cases that were later overturned and .   AUG DO WE NEED another biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who served nearly 30 years as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court .

    The extraordinary story of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most influential justice. 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.   Budiansky's Oliver Wendell Homes, the Celebrity Justice Budiansky’s literate narrative portrait of Holmes offers a clear-eyed, fair view looking back and then fast-forwarding into the present.

    In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, G. Edward White, the acclaimed biographer of Earl Warren and one of America's most esteemed legal scholars, provides a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist.   The reputation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who lived from to , has fluctuated along with the political and constitutional battles .


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The extraordinary story of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most influential justice. 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/5(83).

Get this from a library. That remarkable man: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. [Edith Patterson Meyer]. Through his exhaustive research and lucid writing, Holmes the Justice becomes Holmes the man. It is White's thesis, made convincingly, that Holmes cannot be understood and evaluated accurately merely as a lawyer or justice; rather, his inner life and thoughts must be closely analyzed in order to assess his legacy.5/5(3).

Edward White. Oxford University Press, - Biography & Autobiography - pages. 0 Reviews. By any measure, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., led a full and remarkable life. He was tall. In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, G. Edward White, the acclaimed biographer of Earl Warren and one of America's most esteemed legal scholars, provides a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist.

We see Holmes's early life in Boston and at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and his harrowing service during the Civil War (he was wounded three times, twice nearly Reviews: 3.

The first biography of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the best known figure in the history of American law. His book "The Common Law" is still in print after years, and is considered to be one of the great works of American legal history/5.

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Seller Rating: % positive. A lawyer whose early career included a year as secretary to Holmes, Howe comes from the New England world that produced Holmes and he inherits a similar tradition of creative probing and pragmatic curiosity.

“[A] man of high ambitions must face the loneliness of original work.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Brown University Commencement Address () The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Catharine Pierce Wells in connection with her new book, “Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Healy lays out the sequence of events in and that changed the thinking of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., regarding issues of free speech. It wasn’t an easy time, and the stresses and strains Holmes endured in those years are palpable in the correspondence Healy quotes.

Stephen Budiansky's new biography, 'Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas,' is richly informative but fails to excuse the more damning aspects of.

He also wrote books contributing to the philosophy of law and his most remarkable work was ‘The Common Law’.

His writings covered several subjects and viewpoints. Here is a collection of thoughts, quotation and sayings by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

(March 8, – March 6, ) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from toand as Acting Chief Justice of the United States in January–February Noted for his long service, concise and pithy opinions, and deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely.

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In the spring ofOliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was fighting in the Civil War as a Union Army captain. He had enlisted three years earlier, soon after the war began, when he was 20 and in his last term at Harvard College, in the class of In That Remarkable Man: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edith Patterson Meyer writes specifically for young people.

The biography, arranged in thirteen fairly short chapters, covers chronologically. The biography Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas was comprehensive and meticulously researched, fleshing out of the very full life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, having a great impact on the body of law of this country in the twentieth century of this country and still echoing today.

Born in Boston, he was the son of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, a prominent physician and writer /5(36). United States jurist. WRITTEN BY. Edmund Fuller. Writer and editor.

Book Reviewer, Wall Street Journal. Coeditor of Four American Biographies and others. See Article History. Alternative Title: The Great Dissenter. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., byname The Great Dissenter, (born March 8,Boston—died March 6,Washington, D.C.), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, U.S.

legal. No right seems more fundamental to American life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies. Indeed, free speech as we know it comes less from the First Amendment than from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.Associate Justice memorial Mass.

() The Honorable Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., an Associate Justice of this court from Decemuntil August 2,and the Chief Justice from August 2,until December 8,when he became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died at Washington, District of Columbia, on March 6,   OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES A Life in War, Law, and Ideas By Stephen Budiansky.

This year is a propitious time for Stephen Budiansky’s new biography of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes .