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    35 Marshall was a self made man a cousin of Jefferson but his family had none of the wealth as Jefferson He was self taught well read and a man for whom the Union and it's perseverance meant everything He held different positions under various early Presidents and was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for d

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    With his previous bestselling history Unlikely Alies covering the alliance between France's Beaumarchais and the Continental cause's Silas Deane Professor Joel Richard Paul has ably set a high regard and standard for himself as a budding histor

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    In my years of reading American history I have always found biographies of the Founding Fathers of greatest interest to me Not only w

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    Without Precedent Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times was an engrossing and meticulously researched biography of Chief Justice

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    This is yet another book that while focused primarily on John Marshall compares the legacies Marshall with his political rival Thomas Jefferson Both men made essential contributions to the early republic And like every other histor

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    This is a major new biography of John Marshall 1755 1835 Marshall was President John Adams’ Secretary of State As he was going out of office

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    I do not imagine many biographies of John Marshall bother much with anything beyond his tenure on the Supreme Court since that is where Marshall's mark on our history was made This book reveals the error in any such effort While a g

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    This is a page turner I love history but unfortunately most books are told like a textbook matter of fact and dry This one is a marvelously written account with a flowing narrative of Marshall’s ascent as a frontiersman to one of the longest serving Chief Justice This is a book I can give away to history buffs there’s still plen

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    As good a history book as I have read Marshall is a true founding father and a man of great character for his time This was a detailed lesson in the politics during the revolution and for over forty years after The book explains details abou

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    “It is tempting to contrast Marshall’s life and legacy with Jefferson’sNo Marshall biography can avoid taking sides in their conflicted relationship” P 436 I humbly beg to differ If you seek an unbiased account of the life and works of Justice Marshall then stay away from this book This narrative can be accurately described as a criticism of Jefferson than a summary of Marshall’s works To put it bluntly this b

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READ & DOWNLOAD Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à Joel Richard Paul

The remarkable story of John Marshall who as chief justice statesman and diplomat shaped the foundation of the United StatesNo member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall and no one did to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States From the nation's founding in and for the next forty years Marshall was at the center of every political battle As Chief Justice of t 35 Marshall was a self made man a cousin of Jefferson but his family had none of the wealth as Jefferson He was self taught well read and a man for whom the Union and it s perseverance meant everything He held different positions under various early Presidents and was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for decades He was integral to the making of the laws of our early countryA very interesting well researched book Reading with a group is always informative other opinions and place to get clarity for ones own thought I felt like I got to know Marshall the politician the man only by inference His private live his difficult family life with a wife he loved but who was sickly was mentioned only occasionally Would have liked further explanation there One can tell this author felt Douglas was an outstanding man he was not very complimentary about Jefferson Don t know the accuracy of this but will soon be reading about Jefferson soon so I expect his character will be revealedI learned much which how the early courts worked the cases they worked and the manipulation within the court It s interesting reading how our country developed politically in the early years and one soon learns that history keeps repeating itself It seems to be circular we get so far but then we seem to follow a familiar path round and round

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Without Precedent

He United States the longest serving in history he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts As the leading Federalist in Virginia he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence As a diplomat and secretary of state he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain counseled President John Adams and supervised the construction of the city of Washington DCThis is the astonishing true This is a major new biography of John Marshall 1755 1835 Marshall was President John Adams Secretary of State As he was going out of office Adams appointed John Marshall as the Chief of the Supreme Court Even though Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice he was the one that transformed the Court into its current role and one of the key balances of power in the government Paul covers Marshall s early life and reveals him as a man Of course he also goes into depth discussing his role on the Supreme Court Marshall was the longest serving Chief Justice More than any other biography of Marshall Paul goes into detail about Marshall the manThe book is well written and meticulously researched Paul attempts to be unbiased as far as Marshall is concerned but not so for President Thomas Jefferson The book is easy to read with a flowing narrative Paul s writing style makes complex legal cases easy to understand for the layman I found this to be one of the best biographies on Marshall that I have read to date If one is interested in the Supreme Court this is a must read bookJoel Richard Paul is a Professor of International Economic Law and Constitutional Law at the University of California Hastings Law School in San Francisco CaliforniaI read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is just over seventeen hours Fred Sanders does a good job narrating the book Sanders is a stage and film actor as well as an audiobook narrator

READ & DOWNLOAD Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à Joel Richard Paul

Story of how a rough cut frontiersman born in Virginia in and with little formal education invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man who with cunning imagination and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court the Constitution and the country itsel As good a history book as I have read Marshall is a true founding father and a man of great character for his time This was a detailed lesson in the politics during the revolution and for over forty years after The book explains details about Washington Jefferson Adams Madison and many others in a depth and from a perspective rarely exposed in other histories Marshall is revealed for his attempts to be intellectually honest and his willingness to be clever and thoughtful in his navigation of the issues and personalities of his time He was a slave owner and a racist though not as bad as most of the other leaders of the time He played a major role in preserving the country and making it stronger able to be a functional nation I was in awe of him through most of the book and yet saddened when he failed to have the courage to stand up against some of the most horrendous events of our time The author makes fascinating allusions to our current political climate and is persuasive with analogies to how Marshall was a national parent making hard choices for a higher good with a greater vision of the future I differ with the author s final comment arguing Marshall was not intellectually dishonest He was but he was human and I agree he had the integrity to be guided by compromise for the bigger picture Being a lawyer and having seen the damage done by intellectually dishonest appellate courts I cannot condone this historian s view of the short term damage being worth the long term picture Federal judges especially with their lifetime appointments need to guide us and the long term good is better served by the pain and possible discord of an unpopular opinion that is morally and intellectually consistent All of that being said I applaud the author for his integrity of telling the whole story good and bad and that is good history I hold Marshall in the highest esteem because he was human and he did live in his time Compared to anyone in that realm of national politics Marshall stands above them in the greatest honor