Murray, Anthony and Edwin G. Quattlebaum III. Justice Holmes: The Measure of His Thought. xi, 196 pp., 38 b&w illustrations. Clark, NJ: Talbot Publishing (an imprint of The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.), 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-61619-388-1. ISBN-10: 1-61619-388-3. Hardcover. Bar code label on rear cover. Else fine. $35. * Written in a lucid style and well illustrated, Justice Holmes: The Measure of His Thought is a biographical look at the intellectual, family and Civil War influences that have shaped U.S. Supreme Court Justice Holmes's judicial outlook. It includes rare photographs of his summer home at Beverly Farms, MA where he summered when the Court was not in session. "This short, very readable biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes masterfully describes what shaped this great justice and how he shaped the law. Holmes's life tells us about a century of American history, as Holmes lived from 1841 until 1935, fighting in the Civil War and enduring the depression. Few Supreme Court justices have had a more profound impact on the Constitution and this superb book tells how and explains why." --Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law For 50 years Anthony Murray -- former president of the State Bar of California -- practiced civil and criminal law. He has handled and tried a great variety of cases, among them white collar crimes; fraud; trusts and estate litigation; trade secret cases; biotechnology litigation; and handled a wide range of complex commercial litigation. He taught trial advocacy at Loyola of Los Angeles School of Law, and has published articles on subjects that include Justice Holmes's views on natural law. Edwin G. Quattlebaum III taught American and European history at Philips Academy, Andover for 36 years. He has also served as professor in the English and History Departments at Bunker Hill Community College and taught history at the University of California, Berkeley, in New Hampshire, and in Australia. His A.B. is from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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