Louis D. Brandeis by Melvin Urofsky
A Life

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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.

 

About Melvin Urofsky

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Melvin I. Urofsky is professor of law and public policy and a professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the chair of its history department. He is the editor (with David W. Levy) of the five-volume collection of Louis Brandeis's letters, as well as the author of American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust and Louis D. Brandeis and the Progressive Tradition. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
 
Published September 21, 2009 by Schocken. 976 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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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.

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This admiring biography of Louis Brandeis portrays him as a reformer and innovator of legal technique.

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The Economist

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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.

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The Washington Post

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."

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Chicago Tribune

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.

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