(Illustrated: Contains extensive images and photographs, with scholarly explanations, including Holmes's handwritten notes in the margins of his book.)
Quality new Kindle edition of this original and influential 1881 classic of law and legal history—still very relevant today. Featuring linked footnotes, active contents, original index, and hyper-accurate rendition of the author's text and notes. Includes a new, explanatory Foreword by Steven Alan Childress, a senior law professor at Tulane. Also features rare photographs not included in standard ebooks, such as the admission ticket and program to the 1880 Lowell Lectures in Boston on which Holmes based his famous book.
Not just scanned and forgotten, and passed off as Holmes's words when they are not (or skip whole chunks through scanning error), Quid Pro's editions of this masterpiece are unlike any other—sold or free, ebook or online. Part of the Legal Legends Series, and interesting to students of history, political science, and law. Also available in an affordable paperback version (with the same cover), which includes historical images and the new Foreword.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an innovative and influential thinker famous for this book before he became a Justice on Massachusetts' highest court and later a legendary U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Known as the Great Dissenter, his opinions won the day in history—adopted decades after his death. Their ideas are seen in this book and explained in the Foreword.
Steven Alan Childress is the Conrad Meyer III Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and coauthor of the three-volume treatise, Federal Standards of Review (LexisNexis, 4th ed. 2010). He earned his law degree from Harvard and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Berkeley in Jurisprudence & Social Policy. He coedits The Legal Profession Blog. He has also edited a version of The Common Law with extensive explanatory notes and updates, entitled 'The Annotated Common Law,' and it is available in expanded print and ebook editions.