Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul

Without Precedent

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, shaped the foundation of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political b...

Details Without Precedent

TitleWithout Precedent
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherRiverhead Books
GenreHistory, Biography, Nonfiction, Law, North American Hi..., American History, Historical

Reviews Without Precedent

  • Andrienne
    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 plenty to figure out about this great man. I would definitely purchase the hardcover when it comes out.Advance print ...
  • Diana
    When I think about Founding Fathers, I usually only think about the Presidents plus Benjamin Franklin. It turns out John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from John Adams through Andrew Jackson (34 years--the record for Chief Justices) is as important as any of them in the forming of our nation.This is the second book I have listened to about Marshall, and it far outshines the other (What Kind of Nation by James F Simon). First of all,...