Melvil Decimal System: 923.473
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
Of Fine Arts
Heads Of State
Law: judiciary dep't, lawyers, judges
Administration: army and navy, civil service
Associations and institutions, Philanthropists, etc.
Commerce and communication: railway officials, merchants, etc.
Manners and customs: society, travelers, discovery
Lawyers And Judges
Works under MDS 923.473
- He Hanged Them High by Homer Croy
- Trial judge; the candid, behind-the-bench story of Justice Bernard Botein by Bernard Botein
- The Holmes reader; the life, writings, speeches, constitutional decisions, etc., of the late Oliver Wendell Holmes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by Julius J. Marke
- Justice George Shiras, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1892-1903 : a chronicle of his family, life, and times by George Shiras
- Miracle at City Hall by Al Palmquist
- Louis Marshall: champion of liberty; selected papers and addresses by Louis Marshall
- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes by Silas Bent
- Mr. Justice Black and His Books by Daniel J. Meador
- Ready for the Defense by Martin Garbus
- Justice Holmes, natural law, and the Supreme Court by Francis Biddle
- Verdict! (A Macfadden book ; MB 75-123) by Michael Angelo Musmanno
- Brandeis and the modern state by Alpheus Thomas Mason
- Samuel Sewall and the world he lived in by N. H. Chamberlain
- Gaters, Skeeters & Malary: Recollections of a Pioneer Florida Judge by Judge E. C. May
- A life in my hands; an autobiography by J. W. Ehrlich
- Felix Frankfurter: Scholar on the Bench by Helen Shirley Thomas
- The life of Mr. Justice Clarke; a testament to the power of liberal dissent in America by Hoyt Landon Warner
- Dewey An American Of This Century by Stanley Walker
- Memoirs and Letters of James Kent, LL.D. by William Kent
- Tiger at the bar: the life story of Charles J. Margiotti by Chester Harris
- Felix Frankfurter by Wallace Mendelson
- An Autobiographical Sketch by John Marshall; Written at the Request of Joseph Story and now Printed for the First Time from the Original Manuscript Preserved at the William L. Clements Library, Together with a Letter from Chief Justice Marshall to Justice Story Relating Thereto by John Marshall
- Counsel for the damned : a biography of George Francis Vanderveer by Lowell S. Hawley
- A lion in court by Vincent Hallinan
- Walter S. Carter, collector of young masters; or The progenitor of many law firms by Otto Erwin Koegel
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
What is MDS?
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