John Marshall the chief justice who saved the nation

In his startling biography award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how Virginia-born John Marshall emerged from the Revolutonary War's bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation's most important Founding Fathers, America's greatest Chief Justice. With nine decisions th...

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Main Author: Unger, Harlow G., 1931-
Format: Books Print Book
Language: English
Published: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2016.
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Summary: In his startling biography award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how Virginia-born John Marshall emerged from the Revolutonary War's bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation's most important Founding Fathers, America's greatest Chief Justice. With nine decisions that shocked the nation, John Marshall and his court saved saved American liberty by protecting individual rights and the rights of privated business against tyranny by federal, state, and local government.
Physical Description: ix, 374 pages : illustrated ; 23 cm
ISBN: 0306824566
9780306824562
Author Notes: Harlow Giles Unger is an acclaimed historian and a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow at George Washington's Mount Vernon. He is the author of twenty-four books, including eleven biographies of America's Founding Fathers and three histories of the early republic. He lives in New York City