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Bibliography

Aichele, Gary J. "Bibliographic Essay." In Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Soldier, Scholar, Judge, pp. 197-205. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989.

Lists primary and secondary sources on Holmes's work and life.

Biography

Bowen, Catherine Drinker. Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944, 473 p.

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Bibliography

Aichele, Gary J. "Bibliographic Essay." In Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Soldier, Scholar, Judge, pp. 197-205. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989.

Lists primary and secondary sources on Holmes's work and life.

Biography

Bowen, Catherine Drinker. Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944, 473 p.

Traces Holmes's family History from his grandparents' marriage in 1800 until his death in 1935.

Novick, Sheldon M. Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989, 522 p.

Biography that attempts to tell Holmes's life story "with sympathy, but without apology," including some of the less well-understood aspects of Holmes's opinions and character.

Criticism

Commager, Henry Steele. "Masters of the New Jurisprudence: Pound and Holmes." In The American Mind: An Interpretation of American Thought and Character since the 1880s, pp. 374-90. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950.

Examines the advent of the theory of natural law in the American judicial system with the appointment of Justices Holmes, Pound, and Brandeis.

Dewey, John. "Oliver Wendell Holmes." In Characters and Events: Popular Essays in Social and Political Philosophy, edited by Joseph Ratner, pp. 100-06. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920.

Discusses Holmes's social philosophy.

Greene, Nathan. "Mr. Justice Holmes and the Age of Man." Wayne Law Review 6, No. 3 (Summer 1960): 394-412.

Explains Holmes's place in the twentieth-century debate over civil liberties.

Hamilton, Walter H. "On Dating Mr. Justice Holmes." The University of Chicago Law Review 9, No. 1 (December 1941): 1-29.

Reviews Holmes's body of work, attempting to place him in the historical context of American law.

Lippman, Walter. "To Justice Holmes on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday." In Men of Destiny, pp. 242-44. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.

Laudatory comment on Holmes's remarkable impact on American law.

Plucknett, Theodore F. T. "Holmes: The Historian." Harvard Law Review XLIV, No. 5 (March 1931): 712-16.

Discusses Holmes's contributions to the study of legal history, particularly in his book The Common Law.

Rogat, Yosal. "The Judge as Spectator." The University of Chicago Law Review 31, No. 2 (Winter 1964): 213-56.

Uses the second volume of Mark De Wolfe Howe's biography of Holmes to examine Holmes's role on the bench as a "spectator," distancing himself from particular schools of thought but nonetheless leaving a unified body of work.

Whittemore, Robert Clifton. "Oliver Wendell Holmes." In Makers of the American Mind, pp. 421-37. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1964.

Reviews Holmes's life and overall influence on American social and judicial trends.

Additional coverage of Holmes's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 114.

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