John Marshall

Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith

Henry Holt and Co.

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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."

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Praise for John Marshall

"A wholly satisfying modern biography that immediately establishes itself as the authoritative life." --Joseph J. Ellis, The New York Times Book Review

"A richer, more accurate and more balanced view of Marshall and his achievements than we have ever had."--Gordon S. Wood, The New Republic

"Any reader who wishes to watch Marshall work in context can ask for no better source."-- Dennis Hutchinson, Chicago Tribune

"Smith's well-written biography brings Marshall's achievement alive."--Jack N. Rakove, The Boston Globe

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Jean Edward Smith

Jean Edward Smith is professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Among his books are Lucius D. Clay: An American Life, and George Bush's War. He divides his time between Toronto, Mississippi, and New York.

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John Marshall
Definer of a Nation
Jean Edward Smith

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Henry Holt and Co.
March 2014
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ISBN: 9781466862319
ISBN10: 1466862319
752 pages
$12.99

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Holt Paperbacks
March 1998
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ISBN: 9780805055108
ISBN10: 080505510X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 784 pages
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