By Alpheus Thomas Mason
“Professor Mason has written greater than an authoritative list and interpretation of what he calls in his suggestive subtitle ‘A unfastened Man’s Life.’ This stimulating, hugely readable ebook can also be a chronicle of the procedures of yank democracy at paintings. it is a biography with a bigger that means — on all counts, it merits a large audience.” — Harvey Bresler, the recent York Times
“In an outstanding biography the writer has performed complete justice to an excellent guy — and given it a symbolism that makes it nearly a composite of yankee social background in the course of a part century. Rooted in years of analysis, evidenced through earlier courses on Brandeis, the biographer finds to his readers Louis Brandeis, the people’s legal professional who grew to become a Justice of the superb courtroom. He has performed an impressive activity, overlaying each section of his lifestyles, with major specialise in his specialist and public carrier, yet with adequate of his own existence, sufficient of his pals — and his enemies — and the personalities who crossed his direction, adequate of anecdote and minor incident, to provide the booklet- and its topic — lasting vitality.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[Brandeis’] existence, as Professor Mason recounts it, was once an endless sequence of motives and campaigns. He threw himself into them with gusto. He acknowledged of himself that he ‘would fairly struggle than eat.’... [Brandeis] was once certainly an excellent 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 correct task of study; he has informed the tale in nice element 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] used to be the arch foe of monopoly in undefined, stood out opposed to the closed store in exertions kin, and had no religion in socialism. continuously, as Professor Mason stresses time and again, his approach used to be to accomplish whole mastery of the evidence when it comes to any challenge during which he got interested after which to advertise what he deemed to be sound strategies, enlisting relief in each achieveable region; maintaining a circulation 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 working towards legislation within the urban of Boston... All hail... to Professor Mason for providing us with this complete size background of the embodiment of a dwelling excellent. Into it have long past exhaustive examine of the correspondence and records and firsthand wisdom of the topic. This booklet will surely be greatly learn, accurately; and because it is learn, the Brandeis impression can be reinforced and lengthy in American existence. any such paintings is a massive contribution to society, in addition to a resource of never-ending excitement to the reader.” — Ralph F. Fuchs, Texas legislation Review
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