John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

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Henry Holt and Company, 10 במרץ 2014 - 752 עמודים

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996

It was in tolling the death of Supreme Court 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

ביקורת משתמש  - Kirkus

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 ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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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 ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Marshalls Virginia Heritage 2 Soldier of the Revolution
Husband Lawyer Legislator
AttheRichmond Bar 7 Virginia Federalist 8 Mission to Paris The XYZ Affair 9 To Congress from Richmond
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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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