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Anyone know of any good (i.e. non-hagiographical) biographies on Rav Samson Rafael Hirsch zt"l?

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Here's (PDF) an interesting essay-length one that was recently forwarded to me.

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http://www.hhjudaica.com/rabbi-samson-raphael-hirsch.html

I. Grunfeld, Three Generations: The Influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch on Jewish Life and Thought (1958)

J. L. Blau, Modern Varieties of Judaism (1966).

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I said non-hagiographical though...this is an Artscroll biography. –  Matthew Miller Jan 5 '11 at 1:12
    
@MatthewMiller The Klugmann is a pretty well-researched and balanced work. –  yitznewton Jul 5 '12 at 18:58
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Though their biographies are indeed usually hagiographical, Artscroll's biography on Rav Hirsch is actually full of very detailed and accurate information.

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