By Alpheus Thomas Mason
“Professor Mason has written greater than an authoritative list and interpretation of what he calls in his suggestive subtitle ‘A loose Man’s Life.’ This stimulating, hugely readable e-book can be a chronicle of the tactics of yankee democracy at paintings. this can be a biography with a bigger that means — on all counts, it merits a large audience.” — Harvey Bresler, the hot York Times
“In an exceptional biography the writer has performed complete justice to a good guy — and given it a symbolism that makes it nearly a composite of yank social heritage in the course of a part century. Rooted in years of research, evidenced by means of earlier courses on Brandeis, the biographer unearths to his readers Louis Brandeis, the people’s attorney who grew to become a Justice of the excellent court docket. He has performed a powerful activity, masking each part of his existence, with major specialize in his specialist and public provider, yet with adequate of his own lifestyles, adequate of his neighbors — and his enemies — and the personalities who crossed his course, sufficient of anecdote and minor incident, to offer the booklet- and its topic — lasting vitality.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[Brandeis’] lifestyles, as Professor Mason recounts it, was once an endless sequence of explanations and campaigns. He threw himself into them with gusto. He acknowledged of himself that he ‘would particularly struggle than eat.’... [Brandeis] was once certainly a good guy, as Mr. Mason’s biography makes transparent. it's essentially a public and political biography; the intimate guy is implied instead of defined. yet Professor Mason in the limits he has set has performed a just right activity of study; he has advised the tale in nice aspect with care, precision, and detachment... He has performed good to cite copiously from Brandeis who spoke and wrote with verve and with an eye fixed to schooling and action.” — Louis L. Jaffe,University of Chicago legislations Review
“[A] better, full-length biography... [Brandeis] was once the arch foe of monopoly in undefined, stood out opposed to the closed store in exertions family members, and had no religion in socialism. consistently, as Professor Mason stresses many times, his procedure was once to accomplish entire mastery of the proof when it comes to any challenge during which he took an interest after which to advertise what he deemed to be sound suggestions, enlisting reduction in each available region; maintaining a flow of advocacy and remark, signed and unsigned; stimulating others to do likewise; and giving of his substance in addition to of his time and effort to nearly each reason he attacked-leaving not anything to likelihood and no stone unturned. All this as a personal citizen, whereas practising legislation within the urban of Boston... All hail... to Professor Mason for featuring us with this complete size background of the embodiment of a dwelling excellent. Into it have long gone exhaustive research of the correspondence and records and firsthand wisdom of the topic. This e-book will definitely be commonly learn, correctly; and because it is learn, the Brandeis effect should be bolstered and lengthy in American lifestyles. this kind of paintings is a tremendous contribution to society, in addition to a resource of endless excitement to the reader.” — Ralph F. Fuchs, Texas legislations Review
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Brandeis: A Free Man’s Life by Alpheus Thomas Mason