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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Judge (8-Mar-1841 — 6-Mar-1935)


Gary J. Aichele. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Soldier, Scholar, Judge. Twayne. 1989. 212pp.

Albert W. Alschuler. Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes. University of Chicago Press. 2000. 325pp.

Liva Baker. The Justice from Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: HarperCollins. 1991. 783pp.

Silas Bent. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: Vanguard Press. 1932. 386pp.

Catherine Drinker Bowen. Yankee From Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family. Boston: Little, Brown. 1944.

David H. Burton. Taft, Holmes, and the 1920s Court: An Appraisal. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1998. 174pp.

David Henry Burton (editor). Progressive Masks: Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Franklin Ford. University of Delaware Press. 1982.

Stephen J. Burton. The Path of the Law and Its Influence: The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 368pp.

Robert W. Gordon. The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.. Stanford University Press. 1992.

Mark D. Howe (editor). Holmes-Laski Letters: The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Harold J. Laski, 1916-1935. Harvard University Press. 1953. 1650pp.

Mark de Howe (editor). Touched with Fire: Civil War Letters and Diary of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1861-1864. Fordham University Press. 2000. 158pp.

Mark DeWolfe Howe (editor). Holmes-Pollock Letters: The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock, 1874-1932. Harvard University Press. 1941. (2 vols.) 275pp. + 359pp.

Mark DeWolfe Howe. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Volume II: The Proving Years, 1870-1882. Harvard University Press. 1963. 295pp.

Mark DeWolfe Howe. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Volume I: The Shaping Years, 1841-1870. Belknap Press. 1957. 330pp.

Frederic R. Kellogg. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Legal Theory, and Judicial Restraint. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 206pp.

Max Lerner. The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes: His Speeches, Essays, Letters & Judicial Opinions. Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1943. 474pp.

Sheldon M. Novick. Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1989. 522pp.

H. L. Pohlman. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Utilitarian Jurisprudence. Harvard University Press. 1984. 223pp.

Harry C. Shriver (editor). Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: His Book Notices and Uncollected Letters and Papers. New York: Central Book Co.. 1936. 280pp.

G. Edward White. Oliver Wendell Holmes: Sage of the Supreme Court. Oxford University Press. 1999. 151pp.

G. Edward White. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self. Oxford University Press. 1993. 628pp.


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