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Lives of great lawyers are prescribed reading for the younger members of the profession and afford their elders the vicarious enjoyment of famous battles won or lost, or triumphs of skill and professional ingenuity reaping their just reward. Often, too, such biographies are authentic contemporary social documents, since the attorney so sedulously represents the prevailing sentiments of at least the upper and most successful stratum of his society. This frank personal history deserves reading on all these grounds, and not the least because it shows so clearly how determinedly the leaders of the bar of our era have set themselves against those social reforms which are far-reaching along lines realistically democratic.

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Book Review: Philadelphia Lawyer: An Autobiography, 54 Yale Law Journal 172 (1944)

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