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The Resource John Marshall : the chief justice who saved the nation, Harlow Giles Unger

John Marshall : the chief justice who saved the nation, Harlow Giles Unger

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John Marshall : the chief justice who saved the nation
Title
John Marshall
Title remainder
the chief justice who saved the nation
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young Republic's great chief justice who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation. In the political turmoil that convulsed America after George Washington's death, the surviving Founding Fathers went mad-literally pummeling each other in Congress and challenging one another to deadly duels in their quest for power. Out of the political intrigue, one man emerged to restore calm and dignity to the government: John Marshall. The longest-serving chief justice in American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevant appeals court into the powerful and controversial branch of government that Americans today either revere or despise. Drawing on rare documents, Harlow Giles Unger shows how, with nine key decisions, Marshall rewrote the Constitution, reshaped government, and prevented Thomas Jefferson from turning tyrant. John Adams called his appointment of Marshall to chief justice his greatest gift to the nation and "the pride of my life." "--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1931-
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Unger, Harlow G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Marshall, John
  • Judges
  • United States
  • Marshall, John
  • United States
  • Judges
  • United States
Label
John Marshall : the chief justice who saved the nation, Harlow Giles Unger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 374 pages
Isbn
9780306822209
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878050731
Label
John Marshall : the chief justice who saved the nation, Harlow Giles Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 374 pages
Isbn
9780306822209
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878050731

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