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Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674064393

Publication Date: 03/27/2012


512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 tables

Belknap Press


Dorsen’s biographical sketch offers some fascinating pieces of American legal history, and Posner’s introduction is a valuable evaluation of Friendly by a fellow judge… Friendly merits study not as a model for other judges but as a rare example of legal genius.—David Marcus, The Deal

[Dorsen] constructs an intricate account of how Friendly diligently shaped the landscape of American law.—Adam White, Wall Street Journal

[A] meticulous biography.Kirkus Reviews

Dorsen…has written a first-rate biography of a judge whose opinions had great influence on the law and legal scholarship.—Michael Eshleman, Library Journal

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