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The Hidden Holmes - a book by Rosenberg, David

The Hidden Holmes

His Theory of Torts in History

The Hidden Holmes( )
Author: Rosenberg, David
ISBN:978-0-674-41849-3
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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This bold book challenges a contemporary consensus on the titanic figure of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes is the acknowledged source of twentieth-century tort law, but David Rosenberg takes sharp issue with the current portrayal of Holmes as a legal formalist in torts who opposed the notion of strict liability and dogmatically advocated a universal rule of negligence, primarily to subsidize industrial development. Marshaling the evidence found in Holmes' classic The Common...
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Rosenberg, David (Author)
David Rosenberg is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, translation, and essays, two of which have been named "New York Times Notable Books of the Year." A third, "A Poet's Bible", was given the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize in 1992, the first major literary award for a biblical translation. Rosenberg is editor in chief of the Jewish Publication Society. He lives in San Francisco.

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