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On the inside of the red, white, and blue dust jacket that encloses his Storrs Lectures, the feast within is described truly: "Written in the eloquent style of the classics of American legal scholarship, Grant Gilmore's reflections on the American approach to law since the eighteenth century are wide in their range of subject matter, provocative in their discussion of large ideas, and bold in their assessments of influential legal scholars and judges of the past." Consider the descriptive words. They capture more than The Ages of American Law. They describe the man's oeuvre: "eloquent style," "wide in their range," "provocative," "bold." Nor is there any discontinuity between the man and his writings. As teacher and colleague, Grant is eloquent, wide-ranging, provocative, and bold.

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