John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

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Macmillan, 15 Μαρ 1998 - 800 σελίδες

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.

 

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JOHN MARSHALL: Definer of a Nation

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A well-written biography of our most influential jurist. Smith (George Bush's War, 1992, etc.) attributes the chief justice of the Supreme Court's lifelong commitment to national, as against state ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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- My first book by JES and it was outstanding…so good I will definitely purchase and read his other biographies on Grant and FDR - John Marshall life was remarkable. (1) Soldier of the Revolution ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

Marshalls Virginia Heritage
21
Soldier of the Revolution
37
Student and Suitor
70
Husband Lawyer Legislator
87
The Fight for Ratification
115
At the Richmond Bar
144
Virginia Federalist
169
Mission to Paris The XYZ Affair
192
The Center Holds
327
Treason Defined
348
Yazoo
375
A Band of Brothers
395
National Supremacy
417
Steamboats
446
The Chief Justice and Old Hickory
482
Notes
525

To Congress from Richmond
234
Secretary of State
268
Opinion of the Court
282
The Gathering Storm
296
Marbury v Madison
309
Bibliography
677
Acknowledgments
709
Index
713
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Jean Edward Smith is professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Among his books are Lucius D. Clay: An American Life, and George Bush's War. He divides his time between Toronto, Mississippi, and New York.

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