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The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law

Edited by: Roger K. Newman

ISBN13: 9780300113006
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00



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This book is the first to gather in a single volume concise biographies of the most eminent men and women in the history of American law. Encompassing a wide range of individuals who have devised, replenished, expounded, and explained law, The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law presents succinct and lively entries devoted to more than 700 subjects selected for their significant and lasting influence on American law.

Casting a wide net, editor Roger K. Newman includes individuals from around the country, from colonial times to the present, encompassing the spectrum of ideologies from left-wing to right, and including a diversity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups. Entries are devoted to the living and dead, the famous and infamous, many who upheld the law and some who broke it. Supreme Court justices, private practice lawyers, presidents, professors, journalists, philosophers, novelists, prosecutors, and others—the individuals in the volume are as diverse as the nation itself.

Entries written by more than 600 expert contributors outline basic biographical facts on their subjects, offer well-chosen anecdotes and incidents to reveal accomplishments, and include brief bibliographies. Readers will turn to this dictionary as an authoritative and useful resource, but they will also discover a volume that delights and entertains.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Biography, USA
Contents:
Listed in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law:
John Ashcroft
Robert H. Bork
Bill Clinton
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Patrick Henry
J. Edgar Hoover
James Madison
Thurgood Marshall
Sandra Day O Connor
Janet Reno
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
John T. Scopes
O. J. Simpson
Alexis de Tocqueville
Scott Turow
And more than 700 others