His experiences in the Civil War shaped the mind of one of our greatest jurists.
As the 2000 election made very clear, we are torn between revering judges and despising them. It’s in the nature of the job.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was wounded three times in some of the worst fighting of the Civil War. But for him, the most terrible battles were the ones he had missed.
On November 18, 1883, the nation finally settled on the method of synchronizing all clocks that we call standard time. Why did it take so long to figure that one out?
One of America s truly great men—scientist, philosopher, and literary genius—forged his character in the throes of adversity