Writings about Louis D. Brandeis

This list is not meant to be complete. It is presented to give a starting point in research.


Roy M. Mersky, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, 1856 - 1941; a Biblography. (New Haven: Yale Law School, 1958.) A nearly exhaustive list of  writings by and about Brandeis.

Gene Teitelbaum, Justice Louis D. Brandeis: a Bibliography of Writings and Other Materials on the Justice. (Littleton: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1988.) A bibliography that updates Mersky as well as adding some items missed by him. These two works form a complete list of Brandeis research up to the late 1980's.

Books written by Brandeis

Other People's Money, and How the Bankers Use It. (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co, 1914.) Available online in this web site.

Business--A Profession. (Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1914.) Available online in this web site.

The Curse of Bigness: Miscellaneous Papers of Louis D. Brandeis. Edited by Osmond K. Fraenkel. (New York: Viking Press, 1934.) Includes his landmark article "The Right to Privacy."

Brandeis on Zionism. Edited by Solomon Goldman. (Washington, D.C.: Zionist Organization of America, 1942.)

The Unpublished Opinions of Mr. Justice Brandeis: the Supreme Court at Work. Edited by Alexander M. Bickel. (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1957.)

The Letters of Louis D. Brandeis. 5 volumes. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky and David W. Levy. (Albany: State University of New York, 1971-1978.)

"Half Brother, Half Son:" the Letters of Louis D. Brandeis to Felix Frankfurter. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky and David W. Levy. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.)

The Family Letters of Louis D. Brandeis. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky and David W. Levy. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.)

Biographies and other books about Brandeis

Jacob de Haas, Louis D. Brandeis; a Biographical Sketch. (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1929.)

Alfred Lief, Brandeis; the Personal History of an American Ideal. (New York: Stackpole Sons, 1936.)

Alpheus Thomas Mason, Bureaucracy Convicts Itself. (New York: The Viking Press, 1941.)

Alpheus Thomas Mason, Brandeis, a Free Man's Life. (New York: The Viking Press, 1946.)

Samuel J. Konefsky, The Legacy of Holmes and Brandeis. (The Macmillan Company, 1956.)

Melvin I. Urofsky, A Mind of One Piece: Brandeis and American Reform. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.)

Allon Gal, Brandeis of Boston. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.)

Nelson L. Dawson, Louis D. Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and the New Deal. (Hamden: Archon Books, 1980.)

Melvin I. Urofsky, Louis D. Brandeis and the Progressive Tradition. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981.)

Lewis J. Paper, Brandeis. (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983.)

Leonard Baker, Brandeis and Frankfurter: a Dual Biography. (New York: Harper & Row, 1984.)

Philippa Strum, Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984.)

Nelson L. Dawson, editor. Brandeis and America. (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1989.)

Philippa Strum, Brandeis: Beyond Progressivism. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1993.)

Stephen W. Baskerville, Of Laws and Limitations: an Intellectual Portrait of Louis Dembitz Brandeis. (Cranbury: Associated University Presses, 1994.)

Edward A. Purcell, Jr., Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.)

Melvin I. Urofsky, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life. (New York: Pantheon Books, 2009.)


Brandeis As Jurist: Craftmanship with Inspiration, a speech given by Brandeis' grandson, Walter Raushenbush, at the University of Louisville School of Law on January 26, 1965.

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