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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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  • Do you see any way this question is on topic?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 12:32
  • @DoubleAA I don't.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 13:04
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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. Commented Jan 5, 2011 at 1:12
  • @MatthewMiller The Klugmann is a pretty well-researched and balanced work.
    – yitznewton
    Commented Jul 5, 2012 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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