The problem of selectivity, which haunts the effort to describe Story's crowded and varied life, returns with a vengeance in the framing of his bibliography. Throughout the text I have attempted to cite those authors upon whose works I have relied (although, with all good intentions, I am sure that I have failed to give all credit where credit was due). The listing below sets out works which I found in one way or another particularly helpful or which bear any especial relationship to a Story biography.
My selectivity has been highly eclectic. Here, as in the text, I have tried to keep the legal material to a minimum. For example, as a proxy of almost all the enormous amount of material on the Erie Railroad decision, I have listed Judge Henry Friendly's 1964 Cardozo lecture and a note from the Yale Law Journal, each of which contains a comprehensive array of citations in the matter. Again, on the questions of editions, I have sometimes listed the one which I used, sometimes the latest, and sometimes (e.g., in Story's works) the earliest. Finally, and after some hesitation, I have listed some of my own periodical articles which contain material not included in the text.
On qualitative appraisals I must acknowledge a debt to three authors whose insights have seemed to me extraordinarily luminous and penetrating. Considering the ephemerality of views and styles in history, Henry Adams' work on the Jefferson-Madison era seems actually to improve with age. While closer at hand in terms of origins, and still to undergo the test of time, Bray Hammond Banks and Politics in America appears to me to have high promise of being a timeless classic of American historiography, and I would pass a like appraisal on Richard Ward slim volume Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age.