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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 nationKirkus Reviews, 8/1/14 A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice Unger chooses to present all aspects of Marshall's life, including his military heroism and his extraordinary devotion to a chronically ill wife and their children It is well-researched, and the author is skilled at portraying the characters and viewpoints of Marshall's political friends and foes. Thomas Jefferson comes across as a stubborn, politically motivated and sometimes hypocri... American History, December 2014 A rousing, eye-opening life and times of one of the most underappreciated figures in American history As an account of the courtroom dramas in which Marshall was involved, the foreign and domestic intrigues, the clashes of temperamental geniuses, Unger's book is unsurpassed." Roanoke Times, 9/28/14 Unger is a masterful storyteller. As he unfolds Marshall's personal life, his career at law and his service as chief justice, Unger also provides a concise tale of... What Would the Founders Think?, 9/30/14 Harlow Giles Unger follows John Marshall from his birth in 1755 to his death in 1835, but he does more than that. He shines a bright light on the men we call Founders Unger's biography is also a fascinating history of the turbulent times in which Marshall lived This is an extensively researched biography of a man who is too little remembered today. It's become a cliché to say that a book reads like a novel, but that doesn't make it any less true. Unger...