John Marshall

The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100142373
Released: Nov 06, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549177019
Narrator/s: Robert Fass
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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, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen, scoundrels, Native Americans, and slaves, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court's right to rebuke Congress or the president, and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. In John Marshall, award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America's greatest judge and the world he made.

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Author(s): Richard Brookhiser
Original Publish Date: Nov 06, 2018

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Author(s): Richard Brookhiser
Product Number DD41028
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ISBN: #9781549177026
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Author(s): Richard Brookhiser
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Released: Nov 13, 2018
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Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541672710

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