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 2012-02-01)
[Dorsen] constructs an intricate account of how Friendly diligently shaped the landscape of American law. (Adam White Wall Street Journal 2012-03-16)
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 2012-04-13)
About the Author
Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.