Prophets of regulation: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, Alfred E. Kahn

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1984 - Business & Economics - 387 pages
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"There is properly no history, only biography," Emerson remarked, and in this ingenious book Thomas McGraw unfolds the history of four powerful men: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The absorbing stories he tells make this a book that will appeal across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and to all readers interested in history, biography, and Americana.

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Really good history of american administrative law. but it is about theories/perspectives of regulation through time, which doesn't float everyone's boats. i also thought the brandeis hatred was a bit much Read full review

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User Review  - Jules Butler - Goodreads

Essential reading for an understanding of the Untied States' regulatory structure and history.. Read full review

Contents

Adams and the Sunshine Commission
1
State to Federal Railroads to Trusts
57
Brandeis and the Origins of the FTC
80
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

Thomas K. McCraw is Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at the Harvard Business School. His book "Prophets of Regulation" was awarded the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in history.