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The Common Law

The Common Law

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

ISBN 9780674034020

Publication date: 04/15/2009

Much more than an historical examination of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, and contracts, The Common Law articulates the ideas and judicial theory of one of the greatest justices of the Supreme Court. G. Edward White reminds us why the book remains essential reading not only for law students but also for anyone interested in American history. The text published is, with occasional corrections of typographical errors, identical with that found in the first and all subsequent printings by Little, Brown.

Author

  • G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and the author of numerous books, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Alger Hiss’s Looking-Glass Wars.

Book Details

  • 448 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press
  • Introduction by G. Edward White

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