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ISBN-13: 978-0674146051
ISBN-10: 0674146050
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This is a genuinely original and thoughtful book, one of the few in the jurisprudential genre that is both dearly written and devoid of cliché. It addresses current social and legal issues from an engagingly fresh, nonpolemical, and erudite perspective. (American Bar Association Journal)

Calabresi has brought his ample juristic talents to bear on a foundational problem of the legal and democratic process...in its quality, timeliness and provocativeness [this book] is likely to stand alongside the seminal works of Ronald Dworkin and Grant Gilmore. (Columbia Law Review)

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Product Details

  • Series: Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures (Book 2004)
  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674146050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674146051
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What can I say -- words from the last generation's greatest scholar-jurist in the vein of Cardozo and Holmes, updated for our modern legal system. Brilliantly expressed and readable in a way that law review style legal scholarship is not. When I can open a law book on an airplane and become absorbed, you know it is worth paying for. I have the Kindle version and will follow up with one for the bookshelves.
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