John Marshall Definer of a Nation

ISBN-10: 080505510X
ISBN-13: 9780805055108
Edition: Revised 
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Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life “reads like an early  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 3/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life “reads like an early history of the United States,” as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith “does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall’s life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed.” Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith has drawn an elegant portrait of a remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, scholars; soldier, comrade, friend; and, most especially, lover of fine Madeira, good food, and animated table talk: the Marshall who emerges from these pages is noteworthy for his very human qualities as for his piercing intellect, and, perhaps most extraordinary, for his talents as a leader of men and a molder of consensus. A man of many parts, a true son of the Enlightenment, John Marshall did much for his country, and John Marshall: Definer of a Nation demonstrates this on every page.

Preface
Introduction: The Inauguration of 1801
Marshall's Virginia Heritage
Soldier of the Revolution
Student and Suitor
Husband, Lawyer, Legislator
The Fight for Ratification
At the Richmond Bar
Virginia Federalist
Mission to Paris (The XYZ Affair)
To Congress from Richmond
Secretary of State
Opinion of the Court
The Gathering Storm
Marbury v. Madison
The Center Holds
Treason Defined
Yazoo
"A Band of Brothers"
National Supremacy
Steamboats
The Chief Justice and Old Hickory
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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