John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

The life of John Marshall, Founding Father and America's premier Chief Justice In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lac The life of John Marshall, Founding Father and America's premier Chief Justice In 1801, a genial and brilliant Rev...

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Title:John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
Author:Richard Brookhiser
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court Reviews

  • Jon
    Nov 25, 2018
    A very enjoyable, well-written, biography with touches of humanity to it. This is my third biography I've read on John Marshall (2nd this year), and first book I've read written by Richard Brookhiser. Brookhiser has two chief strengths: excellent writer and an ability to encapsilate co...
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    Jan 04, 2019
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  • Pamela Okano
    Jan 22, 2019
    A brief (277 pages) memoir of US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's career, with special emphasis on selected SCOTUS decisions and his feud with Thomas Jefferson. A good intro to the man who made the Supreme Court. ...
  • Joshua Johnson
    Jan 14, 2019
    A very witty, engaging read. Brookheiser has compiled a thorough, detailed, and often intimately personal biography; my only real complaint is that I wished he had done a more prolonged, deeper dive of Marshall...but perhaps the source material did not provide such an opportunity. Well...
  • Erica
    Dec 19, 2018
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  • David Williams
    Jan 06, 2019
    John Marshall is one of the most consequential figures in the history of the United States, yet too little is known about him. In John Marshall : The Man Who Made The Supreme Court, journalist and author Richard Brookhiser seeks to help us know more about this man. In life Marshall was...
  • Sheldon
    Jan 09, 2019
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  • George P.
    Nov 20, 2018
    The life of John Marshall (1755?1835) spans the first and formative decades of the United States. Born in colonial Virginia, Marshall fought for American independence under George Washington, whom he revered as the beau ideal of a true republican and memorialized in a biography. ?F...
  • Dan Cotter
    Dec 27, 2018
    This is an excellent biography that adds to the John Marshall bios but adds in a substantive way. The author is an excellent writer and makes the history come alive. As someone who writes often about the Court and its Chiefs, I was engaged and learned a few things. I have read some of ...
  • Robert Muller
    Dec 30, 2018
    As a biography, this one is a bit lightweight on detail but does give you the strong flavor of the man and his impact on the United States. It's very readable and as far as I can tell well-researched (I'm not a Marshall expert). ...
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    Jan 21, 2019
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    Dec 20, 2018
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    Jan 21, 2019
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  • Jean
    Dec 14, 2018
    In March 2018 I read Joel Richard Paul?s ?Without Precedent Chief Justice John Marshall and His Time?. The book wet my appetite to learn more about John Marshall. When I saw this newly released biography of Marshall by Richard Brookhiser, I had to buy it. John Marshall (1755-1...
  • Nate
    Oct 15, 2018
    A biography of the most important Supreme Court Justice in US history is not something you except to fly through. Nevertheless, once Marshall got onto the Supreme Court, I moved through the book very quickly. Brookhiser sticks to Marshall's professional life most of the time, though of...
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    Jan 01, 2019
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    Jan 03, 2019
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    Jan 11, 2019
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    Jan 04, 2019
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    Nov 29, 2018
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  • Scott Pomfret
    Jan 02, 2019
    As Brookhiser admits early in this unremarkable biography, John Marshall left only limited writings relative to some of his more famous founding father peers. The result is a biography that is swift, but doesn't really bring the man to life. Rather than revealing many personal details,...
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    Dec 04, 2018
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    Jan 16, 2019
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  • Chris
    Jan 12, 2019
    Good short biography, focusing a lot on various cases he was part of. Also, sheds light on our country's beginnings. Strongly recommend. ...
  • Justin
    Jan 21, 2019
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  • Jerry Smith
    Jan 17, 2019
    2.75-3 I received this as a gift, even though I love History early American isn't really my area so I honestly had never heard of him. Having said that he was a pretty interesting guy and certainly formed the court to what it is today (for better or worse now...) However he was a l...
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    Dec 11, 2018
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    Dec 30, 2018
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  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Dec 10, 2018
    Earlier this year, I read an engrossing biography of the Wright Brothers by the estimable David McCullough --- engrossing, that is, until about three-quarters through the book, when the Wrights are chiefly trying to build their business and deal with a morass of patent litigation. They...
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    Jan 01, 2019
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