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Review: The Master Craftsman

Reviewed Work: Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge by Gerald Gunther
Review by: Michael Boudin
Stanford Law Review
Vol. 47, No. 2 (Jan., 1995), pp. 363-386
Published by: Stanford Law Review
DOI: 10.2307/1229231
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1229231
Page Count: 24
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The Master Craftsman
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Abstract

In the making for more than twenty years, Gerald Gunther's biography of Judge Learned Hand provides insight into the life of a man deeply revered in legal and academic circles. In this review essay, Judge Boudin summarizes Judge Hand's private and public life as presented in the book, highlighting Gunther's ability not only to offer a sensitive glimpse into Judge Hand's psyche, but also to examine and analyze Judge Hand's judging method. Judge Boudin observes that Gunther has drawn gracefully from the mass of documentation available regarding Judge Hand's life, creating a compelling account that engages the reader. Finally, Judge Boudin examines Gunther's ability as a biographer, arguing that his work sets the standard for the "new wave" of large-scale biographies.

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