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The Life Of Oliver Wendell Holmes

by E. E. Brown

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9424777M
    ISBN 100548041334
    ISBN 109780548041338
    OCLC/WorldCa172975668

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on Aug in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Reverend Abiel Holmes and his second wife Sarah Wendell. His father an enthusiast in history was a minister of the ‘First Congressional Church’ and his mother was the daughter of a wealthy merchant. BOOK REVIEW THE LIFE OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.* HONORABLE JUSTICE: THE LIFE OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. By Sheldon M. Novick. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, Pp. x, $ Reviewed by Patrick. Kelley** I. STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES Sheldon Novick's recent biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. has.

    Book by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., 7 Copy quote There is one gratification an old author can afford a certain class of critics; that namely, of comparing him as he is with what he was. Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Chicago, New York, Werner Co. [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes: Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: E E Brown.

      At the very beginning of this fairly long book, Holmes briskly lays out the mantra of judicial pragmatism: "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience." This is a parallel to the pragmatic argument that one can't say anything necessary about the universe. Rather, we can only make bets of varying accuracy. item 3 Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Emma Elizabeth Brown (English) Hardcover Book F - Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Emma Elizabeth Brown (English) Hardcover Book F. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all.


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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. "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.

exciting and well-written" - Noah Feldman, New York Times/5(58). 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. /5(75). In “Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas,” Stephen Budiansky sets out to revive Holmes’s reputation and relevance as a model of intellectual humility for our polarized age.

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. Yet this biography suffers from its refusal to grapple with the stubborn fact that Holmes was, and remains, a deeply contradictory figure 3/4(9).

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - The Common Law: In –81 Holmes was invited to lecture on the common law at the Lowell Institute in Boston, and from these addresses developed his book The Common Law ().

Here the genius of Holmes was first clearly revealed and the consistent direction of his thought made evident. 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.

Early life Oliver Wendell Holmes was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Augto a well-established New England family. His father, Abiel Holmes, was a. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 8,into one of the city's most celebrated families.

His father, Oliver Wendell Holmes, was a leader in the medical profession as well as a famous writer for the Atlantic Monthly, a popular political magazine in its time. His family life brought young Oliver into contact. Death of Oliver Wendell Holmes. In his last year of life Holmes claimed that he had outlived many of his friends, his wife and two his children.

His younger son Edward’s death in worsened Holmes’ strong health very much. And when his lovely Amelias died one. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the son of writer, educator and doctor Oliver Wendell Holmes, was born on March 8,in Boston, Massachusetts.

Holmes Jr. fought on the Union side in the American Born: 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.

This is a new biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes () published this year (). I have read a number of biographies about Holmes but most of those had a particular aspect of his life they focused on. This book is a complete thorough examination of Holmes’ life.

Holmes is considered one of the greatest legal scholar/thinkers of his time. Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

This book was converted from its physical edition to the dig 4/5(2). 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. Yet this biography suffers from its refusal to grapple with the stubborn fact that Holmes was, and remains, a deeply contradictory figure.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (), American author, poet, physician, and teacher wrote The Guardian Angel (). A man of contrasts and contradictions, Holmes lived his life between the poetic and the realistic. A celebrated poet-doctor, he spent the greater part of his life as physician and professor at Harvard University teaching anatomy and physiology.

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.

Noah Feldman - New York Times Book Review. Stephen Budiansky’s Oliver Wendell Holmes portrays the ultimate giant of American law and intellectual history. In this stunningly researched and compellingly written biography Budiansky brings Holmes back to life.

This is an astonishing look at what made our native jurisprudence genius : Tantor Media, Inc. 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 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.

It's that rare book that once started, you can't put down. I enjoyed every word, and when I finished with nothing more to read about this remarkable man, I felt a bit empty.

Truly, a remarkable book about a remarkable man. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was born March 8,to a family of Boston Brahmins/5(67). A top-notch new biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

(). Turning the influential judge’s life into a page-turner seems a highly difficult task, but journalist and historian Budiansky (Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union,etc.) succeeds son of a well-known physician and an abolitionist, Holmes .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. Dear Commons Community, I have just finished reading Stephen Budiansky’s new biography on Oliver Wendell Holmes entitled Oliver Wendell Holmes, A Life in War, Law, and Ideas.

It was an interesting read especially Holmes’ early years in Boston, his service on the Union side during the Civil War, and his longevity and time on the US Supreme Court.