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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, has been called the greatest jurist and legal scholar in the history of the English-speaking world. In this collection of his speeches, opinions and letters, Richard Posner reveals the fullness of Holmes' achievements as judge, historian, philosopher and master of English style. Thematically arranged, the volume covers a variety of subjects from aging and death to themes in politics, personalities, and law. Posner's substantial introduction firmly places this wealth of material in its biographical and historical context.


Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Format: Paperback
Edition: New edition
Number of Pages: 374
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 09 Jan 1997

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