Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Houghton, Mifflin , Boston
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, -- 1809
Statementby John T. Morse.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 20637.
ContributionsHolmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
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Pagination2 v.
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Open LibraryOL13555609M
OCLC/WorldCa11435599

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He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity/5(75). Early life Oliver Wendell Holmes was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Augto a well-established New England family.

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legal historian and philosopher who advocated judicial stated the concept of “clear and present danger” as the only basis for limiting the right of freedom of speech.

Named to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt at Oliver Wendell 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.

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.

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He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Budiansky’s Oliver Wendell Holmes is a lively, accessible book, retelling the story of its subject’s life and work for a generation that knows Holmes was important but not why.

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04/29/ Historian and journalist Budiansky (Code Warriors) delivers a well-crafted and accessible biography of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (–).Drawing on previously unpublished letters and other sources, Budiansky illuminates Holmes’s life inside and outside the courtroom: Holmes fought (and nearly died) for the Union in the Brand: Tantor Media, Inc.

NOVICK, HONORABLE JUSTICE: THE LIFE OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES,(). at Surprisingly, for all the space Novick devotes to Holmes's obvious infatua-tion, he never addresses the question raised by the only record we have of it-Holmes's letters. One [Vol.

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Synopsis 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.

Geoffrey Kirsch reviews "Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit. Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Life in Law and Letters. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. may not have been one of the Civil War’s most memorable soldiers, but he became perhaps its most famous veteran.

Twenty years after he left the Union army, he delivered an address on Memorial Day to the Union veterans’ organization, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), in New Hampshire and said: “Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were.

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Title: Life And Letters Of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Volume 2 Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Janu Publisher: BiblioLife Language: English. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

(March 8, – March 6, ) was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from to Noted for his long service, his concise explanations, his pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is considered one of the most influential justices in the Court's : March 8,Boston, Massachusetts.

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Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes Request an Image. Boston and New York. by [HOLMES, Oliver Wendell] Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece in each volume and 10 plates. Half-calf and marbled boards with matching endpapers, spines gilt; uncut, Volume 2 partially.