Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment


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In this sweeping narrative of Felix Frankfurter, Brad Snyder offers a full and fascinating portrait of the remarkable life and legacy of a long-misunderstood American figure. This is the biography of an Austrian Jewish immigrant who arrived in the United States at age eleven speaking not a word of English, who by age twenty-six befriended former president Theodore Roosevelt, and who by age fifty was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s most trusted advisers. It is the story of a man devoted to democratic ideals, a natural orator and often overbearing justice, whose passion allowed him to amass highly influential friends and helped create the liberal establishment

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