Publisher description for Cardozo : a study in reputation / Richard A. Posner.


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What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation is fairly deserved? In this ambitious book, Richard Posner confronts these questions in the case of Benjamin Cardozo. The result is both a revealing portrait of one of the most influential legal minds of our century and a model for a new kind of study—a balanced, objective, critical assessment of a judicial career.

"The present compact and unflaggingly interesting volume . . . is a full-bodied scholarly biography. . . .It is illuminating in itself, and will serve as a significant contribution."—Paul A. Freund, New York Times Book Review




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cardozo, Benjamin N. -- (Benjamin Nathan), -- 1870-1938.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.