Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era by David M. Dorsen

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Although Mr. Dorsen anoints Friendly as "the greatest judge of his era," he does not attempt to define what specifically made him "great" in the eyes of his peers.
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Henry Friendly is frequently grouped with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and Learned Hand as the best American jurists of the twentieth century. In this first, comprehensive biography of Friendly, Dorsen opens a unique window onto how a judge of this caliber thinks and decides cases, and how Friendly lived his life.
 

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David M. Dorsen is Of Counsel to Sedgwick LLP, based in Washington, D.C.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 513 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Adam J White on Apr 02 2012

Although Mr. Dorsen anoints Friendly as "the greatest judge of his era," he does not attempt to define what specifically made him "great" in the eyes of his peers.

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