The first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court–a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, and Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit.
A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man’s effect on American society and jurisprudence, and the electrifying story of his time.
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Melvin I. Urofsky’s long, stately and satisfying biography, “Louis D. Brandeis: A Life,” gives a full account of every aspect of the Supreme Court justice’s incredibly varied career.Sep 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life
Much of the legal conflict of the past few years in the United States has resulted from the efforts of a new generation of conservatives to reverse the work of Brandeis and his companions and disciples on the court.Sep 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life
Although Brandeis was dead by the time Brown was decided, the Brandeis quotation with which Urofsky closes the book seems particularly apt to the case: "My faith in time is great."Nov 08 2009 | Read Full Review of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life
Professor Melvin Urofsky’s comprehensive and highly readable biography of Louis Brandeis conveys the vast scope of Brandeis’s fascinating life with energy, verve and immediacy.Sep 03 2010 | Read Full Review of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life
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