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Without Precedent:Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Joel Richard Paul

Law professor Joel Richard Paul delivers a biography about our fourth and longest-serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall (1755-1835). He was also a soldier with George Washington at Valley Forge, a Federalist just as influential as his cousin Thomas Jefferson, and Secretary of State under John Adams. Readers will learn important things about our justice system, but Paul also dives into the personal, from Marshall's staring-daggers relationship with Jefferson to his love for a wife who wished he would spend more time at home. (Library Journal)