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Published: 20 January 2000

160 Pages | 40 halftones

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195116670

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sage of the Supreme Court

G. Edward White

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  • Edward White first sketches Holmes's early years-his childhood in Boston, undergraduate years at Harvard, and his valiant service in the Civil War, during which he was severely wounded three times.
  • The author focuses on his remarkable 30-year service as a Supreme Court Justice, beginning in 1902, and details Holmes's most significant cases
  • Chronicles the cases which limited working hours, set a mandatory minimum wage, protected women's rights, legalized labor unions, and defined freedom of speech.