Louis D. Brandeis

A Life

A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man's effect on American society.

By Melvin I. Urofsky Read by Sean Pratt Biographies & Memoirs / Law / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 35h 14m Sell Sheet
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28 Audio CDs June 21, 2016 $79.99 $69.99 9781520019987 Add to Cart
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							As a lawyer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s, he pioneered  how modern law is practiced. The author of the right to privacy he led the way  in creating the role of the lawyer as counselor and pioneered the idea of pro  bono public work by attorneys. Named to the Supreme Court, Brandeis, ranked as  one of the nation’s leading progressive reformers. He invented savings bank  life insurance in Massachusetts and was a driving force in the development of  the Federal Reserve Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, and the law establishing  the Federal Trade Commission. The first full-scale biography in twenty-five  years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the  Supreme Court: a reformer, lawyer, and jurist.

[A] monumental, authoritative and appreciative biography of the man Franklin D. Roosevelt called Isaiah . . . [Urofsky] demonstrates, deploying a Brandeisan array of factual material, why Brandeis still matters, nearly 70 years after his death. - New York Times

A comprehensive biography of an American legal giant. . . likely to become the standard biography. . .An authoritative, impressive assessment of a man whose legal reasoning continues to influence our republic. - Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Melvin Urofsky’s lapidary new biography is a rich study of a remarkable life.” - The Economist

Will likely stand as the definitive Brandeis biography for many years. - The Boston Globe