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Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Monday, What are You Reading? John Marshall

It's Monday, What are You Reading? 
John Marshall: The Chief Justice who saved the nation
by Harlow Giles Unger

This post is the one-hundred and second entry for this meme suggested by Sheila@ One Persons Journey Through A World of Books. [Entries 22-25 in the series were posted at  the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories]


This is the first of the three books from my Christmas Wish List - Thanks, family! ;-)
I’ve always admired what Marshall did - now I know why, in much more depth. ;-)

Book Description from Amazon:

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 nation

A useful review posted on

Kirkus 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 hypocritical man, and Unger employs the Marshall-Jefferson enmity effectively, adding tension to the narrative. A vigorous account of an influential American life.”

Happy Reading!

Dr. Bill  ;-)