"[Gilmore's book is] an expanded version of lectures on the development of American law delivered at Yale Law School, where he teaches. The lectures (now essays) convey a highly original, and personal, view of that development, and like the personality who set them down they are sharp, opinionated, and as pungent as cheddar."-The New Republic"Gilmore offers us, in readily digestible form, the benefits of a lifetime of legal scholarship, with an insight here, a hypothesis there, and balanced judgment throughout. … [This book is] an exciting and lively little intellectual history of American law. Blessed with a clean and lean style, Gilmore condenses the sweep of centuries, putting movements and individual heroes into perspective."-New YorkLaw Journal"Grant Gilmore's newest book is a joy to read. It is written in a beautiful style, it is intellectually challenging, and it relates the fascinating story of the history of American law…. [It] is a classic and will be read in the next twenty years both in the law schools and in the universities."-Perspective"Gilmore's penchant for the idiosyncratic and his willingness to challenge widely held generalizations give this book a special character. Throughout, the book is lucidly written and possesses a disarming combination of wit and erudition.The Ages of American Lawis a notable addition to the legal literature spawned by the Storrs Foundation."-American Historical ReviewGrant Gilmoreis Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.
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