John Marshall (Paperback)

The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation

By Harlow Giles Unger

Da Capo Press, 9780306824562, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2016



The surprising life of Chief Justice John Marshall, who turned the Supreme Court into a bulwark against presidential and congressional tyranny and saved American democracy
In this startling biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how Virginia-born John Marshall emerged from the Revolutionary War's bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation's most important Founding Fathers: America's greatest Chief Justice. With nine decisions that shocked the nation, John Marshall and his court saved American liberty by protecting individual rights and the rights of private business against tyranny by federal, state, and local government.

About the Author

An acclaimed historian, Harlow Giles Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow at George Washington s Mount Vernon. He is the author of twenty-four books, including eleven biographies of America's Founding Fathers and three histories of the early republic. He lives in New York City."