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THE GREAT DISSENT How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--and Changed the History of Free Speech in America

by | Read by Danny Campbell

History • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Most Supreme Court decisions don't touch on people's everyday lives--but a few do, and they are rightly called landmarks. This book concerns itself with a change of heart from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, which set the stage for more free speech in our country. It came in as a dissent, as opposed to a majority decision. Danny Campbell begins speaking in a light, slightly raspy voice that becomes clearer and deeper as the book progresses. He paces himself so that listeners can follow the intricate legal arguments, and while he reads authoritatively, he doesn't become overbearing or professorial. Campbell trusts that Healy's words will carry the day and convey the drama inherent in Holmes's decision to side with free speech. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2013

CD ISBN 9781452616162 $39.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452666167 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781452686165 $17.99

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2013

CD ISBN 9781452646169 $83.99 • Nine CDs

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