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  • The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes

    The Common Law

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Narrated By Robert Morris
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    This is one of the true classics in world legal literature. Written by a master of law and language, it is a primary source book for anyone interested either in legal theory or political science. For the layman, it serves to clarify the very essence of the common law, the cornerstone of our present legal system.

    Phil O. says: "For law geeks; not a light read"
  • The Great Poets: Oliver Wendell Holmes | Oliver Wendell Holmes

    The Great Poets: Oliver Wendell Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Though by profession a doctor (he coined the word anesthesia) Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was one of the leading 19th century American poets and a member of the famous Saturday Club with Emerson, Longfellow, and Lowell. The 200th anniversary of his birth occurs in 2009. Here are his major poems, including "Old Ironsides" and "The Last Leaf" in a rare audiobook collection read by Peter Marinker.

  • Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table | Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    Imagine a boardinghouse in the days when the Civil War was still a decade in the future, in which an erudite, polished, witty, sophisticated, learned gentleman holds forth each day at breakfast, entertaining the boarders with fascinating talk: observations on people and nature, occasional flights of verse, remarks on current events, moralizations and philosophical thoughts, and anything else that comes to his mind.

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