John Marshall: Definer of a Nation Jean Edward Smith

John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Author: Jean Edward Smith
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Book Title
John Marshall: Definer of a Nation
Author
Jean Edward Smith
ISBN
9780805055108
A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life reads like an early history of the United States, as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed. Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith has drawn an elegant portrait of a remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, scholars; soldier, comrade, friend; and, most especially, lover of fine Madeira, good food, and animated table talk: the Marshall who emerges from these pages is noteworthy for his very human qualities as for his piercing intellect, and, perhaps most extraordinary, for his talents as a leader of men and a molder of consensus. A man of many parts, a true son of the Enlightenment, John Marshall did much for his country, and John Marshall: Definer of a Nation demonstrates this on every page.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jean Edward SmithPublisher: St. Martins Press-3PLPublished: 03/15/1998ISBN: 9780805055108Pages: 800Weight: 2.40lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.90d

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996

It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life reads like an early history of the United States, as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed.

Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith has drawn an elegant portrait of a remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, scholars; soldier, comrade, friend; and, most especially, lover of fine Madeira, good food, and animated table talk: the Marshall who emerges from these pages is noteworthy for his very human qualities as for his piercing intellect, and, perhaps most extraordinary, for his talents as a leader of men and a molder of consensus. A man of many parts, a true son of the Enlightenment, John Marshall did much for his country, and John Marshall: Definer of a Nation demonstrates this on every page.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Published: 03/15/1998
ISBN: 9780805055108
Pages: 800
Weight: 2.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.90d

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996

It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life reads like an early history of the United States, as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed.

Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith has drawn an elegant portrait of a remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, scholars; soldier, comrade, friend; and, most especially, lover of fine Madeira, good food, and animated table talk: the Marshall who emerges from these pages is noteworthy for his very human qualities as for his piercing intellect, and, perhaps most extraordinary, for his talents as a leader of men and a molder of consensus. A man of many parts, a true son of the Enlightenment, John Marshall did much for his country, and John Marshall: Definer of a Nation demonstrates this on every page.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Published: 03/15/1998
ISBN: 9780805055108
Pages: 800
Weight: 2.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.90d