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Oliver Wendell Holmes : a life in war, law, and ideas

by Budiansky, Stephen (Author)

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Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch at the Battles of Ball's Bluff and Antietam. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiab... Full description

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