A recognized, fascinating, and often-cited classic of judicial biography and Supreme Court insight is now available in a new paperback edition. Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of the 20th century-and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mysteries and apparent contradictions abound. A vibrant and charming friend to many, why are his diaries so full of vitriol against judicial colleagues, especially Douglas and Black? An active Zionist, why did he so zealously enjoy the ...
A recognized, fascinating, and often-cited classic of judicial biography and Supreme Court insight is now available in a new paperback edition. Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of the 20th century-and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mysteries and apparent contradictions abound. A vibrant and charming friend to many, why are his diaries so full of vitriol against judicial colleagues, especially Douglas and Black? An active Zionist, why did he so zealously enjoy the company of Boston Brahmins, whose snobbery he detested? Most puzzling of all: why did someone known before his appointment to the Court as a civil libertarian-even a radical-become our most famous and persistent advocate for austere judicial restraint? In answering these and other questions, this pathbreaking biography of Frankfurter explores the personality of the man as a key to understanding the Justice. Hirsch sees in Frankfurter's fascinating and complex persona a clue to the biggest mystery of all: the contrast between the brilliant and ambitious young immigrant rising by his intellect and charm to leadership in U.S. academic and political life; and the judge, equally brilliant, but increasingly isolated, embittered, and ineffective. "Hirsch's well-written book ... dispels the contradictory image that has long mystified students of Felix Frankfurter. His portrait is unvarnished, yet scrupulously fair. Revealed is a consummate manipulator of public men and policy. No future biographer can safely ignore the brilliant biographical work." - Alpheus Thomas Mason Princeton University "Hirsch's carefully constructed and supported psychological analysis of Justice Frankfurter gives us an exciting look at the inner workings of the Supreme Court." - Martin Shapiro University of California, Berkeley A new addition to the Legal History & Biography Series from Quid Pro Books.
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Good. Dust Jacket Included. Nice hardback. Former library book from Temple Israel. Light wear. Text is clean, unmarked. Jacket protected by plastic. (Shelf location: S) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
Octavo, hardcover, VG ex library copy in black boards, no dj. 253pp. a biographical account of Frankfurter perhaps the most influential jurist of the twentieth century-and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court., He rose by brilliance and charm from immigrant poverty to the country's highest court; and a critical account of his performance once on the court and of his often spikey relations with the other justices. Fascinating.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover in dust jacket. First Printing. 253pp.; dust jacket is price clipped and has a stain, book is clean and unmarked in a sound binding. Very Good+/Very Good-.
Acceptable in Good jacket. Basic Books [Published date: 1981]. Hard cover, 253 pp. First printing, with full number line. Acceptable+ in Good dust jacket. Brown cloth covered boards with copper lettering on spine. Covers lightly warped. Light rubbing and bumping along edges of spine as well. Binding tight. Foxing to edges of text block and end papers. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Pages are otherwise unmarked with occasional light spotting. Dust jacket has a few tiny nicks and light creasing along the edges. Light overall rubbing and scuffing and aging to jacket as well. NOT price clipped. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks.
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