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Free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Joel Richard Paul Without Precedent Free download À 6 Tory of how a rough cut frontiersman born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man who with cunning imagination and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court the Constitution and the country itsel. I do not imagine many biographies of John Marshall bother much with anything beyond his tenure on the Supreme Court since that is where Marshall s mark on our history was made This book reveals the error in any such effort While a good deal of attention is paid to the cases Marshall used to establish the independence and necessity of the third branch of government this author devotes nearly half of his book to what got Marshall to the Court and what made him the man that was suited to the task set before himTo begin with there is repeated mention of the conflicts Marshall had with his cousin Thomas Jefferson and it is clear that this author does not particularly care for our third president an opinion I share with the author I consider Jefferson our first sleazy president and this author provides even reasons for me to hold this opinion I thought I knew enough from other readings but Prof Paul supplies even He starts with the family basis for the animosity between these two esteemed relatives It seems that a female forebear of Marshall fell out of favor with her father who disinherited her and the inheritance that would have made Marshall s life comparable in comfort to Jefferson s went to TJ s branch of the family and was enjoyed by TJ Marshall was born in a log cabin the oldest of 15 children and they were poor as dirt Nevertheless Marshall made something of himself and did it the hard way while his cousin TJ never had to work a day in his life or struggle for anything That Marshall didn t become some sort of twisted bitter and ambitious person is a tribute to the man s character In fact at the end of the book the author compares the character and lives of these two men in a fairly objective manner and the result is not surprisingIn addition to revealing of the important aspects of Marshall s personal development as well as the direction of his career the book also supplies detail about our history that I have not found in any other history that I ve read The book trace Marshall s career through the events of our history in which Marshall was a participant These events are among the minor events that appear in every US history but never in any depth Marshall was one of delegates sent to France by Adams to negotiate a settlement with France over the uasi War As a result of that Marshall was directly involved in the infamous XYZ Affair and for the first time we have a history that names who XY and Z actually were and what exactly they did Much to his dismay this affair made Marshall a national celebrity when all he wanted to do was go home to his nearly invalid wife and return to his law practice Unfortunately Marshall s sense of duty and his loyalty and devotion to the men that steered his career to advantage made this impossible He was repeatedly pulled back into the national political scene by Washington and then by Adams with the end result being his appointment as chief justice of the Supreme CourtSurprisingly a bit than half the book is devoted to the cases that insured Marshall s place in our history What is surprising is that the author is a law professor and this portion of the book is not mind numbingly boring To the contrary the professor lays out these cases in a way that even a layman will appreciate In each case the author gives the backstory along with some conjecture of what may have been going on behind the scenes even suggesting that Marshall may have suborned perjury in the Marbury case The author also then identifies the issue of the case and the decision and what the rationale for the decision may have been He also examines the political implications of the decisions What the author also credits Marshall for is his ability to build consensus among the justices to achieve an astonishing number of unanimous decisions among justices with dissimilar personalities backgrounds and politics In sum this is probably one of the best biographies I have ever read and definitely worth reading if you re interested in our history The Black Ice Score used to establish the independence and necessity of the third branch of government this author devotes nearly half of his book to what got Marshall to the Court and what made him the man that was suited to the task set before himTo begin with there is repeated mention of the conflicts Marshall had with his cousin Thomas Jefferson and it is clear that this author does not particularly care for our third president an opinion I share with the author I consider Jefferson our first sleazy president and this author provides even reasons for me to hold this opinion I thought I knew enough from other readings but Prof Paul supplies even He starts with the family basis for the animosity between these two esteemed relatives It seems that a female forebear of Marshall fell out of favor with her father who disinherited her and the inheritance that would have made Marshall s life comparable in comfort to Jefferson s went to TJ s branch of the family and was enjoyed by TJ Marshall was born in a log cabin the oldest of 15 children and they were poor as dirt Nevertheless Marshall made something of himself and did it the hard way while his cousin TJ never had to work a day in his life or struggle for anything That Marshall didn t become some sort of twisted bitter and ambitious person is a tribute to the man s character In fact at the end of the book the author compares the character and lives of these two men in a fairly objective manner and the result is not surprisingIn addition to revealing of the important aspects of Marshall s personal development as well as the direction of his career the book also supplies detail about our history that I have not found in any other history that I ve read The book trace Marshall s career through the events of our history in which Marshall was a participant These events are among the minor events that appear in every US history but never in any depth Marshall was one of delegates sent to France by Adams to negotiate a settlement with France over the The Black Painting uasi War As a result of that Marshall was directly involved in the infamous XYZ Affair and for the first time we have a history that names who XY and Z actually were and what exactly they did Much to his dismay this affair made Marshall a national celebrity when all he wanted to do was go home to his nearly invalid wife and return to his law practice Unfortunately Marshall s sense of duty and his loyalty and devotion to the men that steered his career to advantage made this impossible He was repeatedly pulled back into the national political scene by Washington and then by Adams with the end result being his appointment as chief justice of the Supreme CourtSurprisingly a bit than half the book is devoted to the cases that insured Marshall s place in our history What is surprising is that the author is a law professor and this portion of the book is not mind numbingly boring To the contrary the professor lays out these cases in a way that even a layman will appreciate In each case the author gives the backstory along with some conjecture of what may have been going on behind the scenes even suggesting that Marshall may have suborned perjury in the Marbury case The author also then identifies the issue of the case and the decision and what the rationale for the decision may have been He also examines the political implications of the decisions What the author also credits Marshall for is his ability to build consensus among the justices to achieve an astonishing number of Fire and Desire Mixed Race Movies in the Silent Era unanimous decisions among justices with dissimilar personalities backgrounds and politics In sum this is probably one of the best biographies I have ever read and definitely worth reading if you re interested in our history

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Free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Joel Richard Paul Without Precedent Free download À 6 The United States the longest serving in history he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts As the leading Federalist in Virginia he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence As a diplomat and secretary of state he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain counseled President John Adams and supervised the construction of the city of Washington DCThis is the astonishing true s. This is a major new biography of John Marshall 1755 1835 Marshall was President John Adams Secretary of State As he was going out of office Adams appointed John Marshall as the Chief of the Supreme Court Even though Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice he was the one that transformed the Court into its current role and one of the key balances of power in the government Paul covers Marshall s early life and reveals him as a man Of course he also goes into depth discussing his role on the Supreme Court Marshall was the longest serving Chief Justice More than any other biography of Marshall Paul goes into detail about Marshall the manThe book is well written and meticulously researched Paul attempts to be unbiased as far as Marshall is concerned but not so for President Thomas Jefferson The book is easy to read with a flowing narrative Paul s writing style makes complex legal cases easy to understand for the layman I found this to be one of the best biographies on Marshall that I have read to date If one is interested in the Supreme Court this is a must read bookJoel Richard Paul is a Professor of International Economic Law and Constitutional Law at the University of California Hastings Law School in San Francisco CaliforniaI read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is just over seventeen hours Fred Sanders does a good job narrating the book Sanders is a stage and film actor as well as an audiobook narrator

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Free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Joel Richard Paul Without Precedent Free download À 6 The remarkable story of John Marshall who as chief justice statesman and diplomat shaped the foundation of the United StatesNo member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall and no one did to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years Marshall was at the center of every political battle As Chief Justice of. With his previous bestselling history Unlikely Alies covering the alliance between France s Beaumarchais and the Continental cause s Silas Deane Professor Joel Richard Paul has ably set a high regard and standard for himself as a budding historian In covering the life of one of the most influential Supreme Court Justices of the Early Republic and Modern era Paul has managed to use his own judicial expertise in breaking down the finer points of Marshall s contributions This is no easy task and he undoubtedly accomplishes it as he composes a timeline of his subject s life from his birth in a cabin on the Virginia frontier at the dawn of revolutionary discontent to his final well fulfilled demise in 1835 with the shadows of disunion approachingThat s not to say that Without Precedent is devoid of flaws as the negative bias towards Marshall s second cousin and nemesis Thomas Jefferson takes a front seat throughout the pages While the end of the book is full of new insight on rarely discussed court cases and positions taken by the Chief Justice it almost feels like the highlights and true takeaways from the rest of the book involve Marshall s feuds slights and disagreements with Jefferson and the Anti Federalists over the issue of whom indeed should be steering the Early Republic Whether discussing the hypocrisy of slavery or even the announcement of Marshall as envoy to France on the heels of the XYZ Affair the antipathy towards Jefferson is always unmistakable When Jefferson learned that the third commissioner would be his meddlesome cousin Marshall he surely must have grimaced Jefferson could not have been happy that President Adams would send any staunch Federalist to France even though Adams had first asked Jefferson and Madison to go but Marshall was a particularly offensive choice to Jefferson Marshall after all had championed Jay s Treaty supported Washington s neutrality policy and opposed Genet And from Jefferson s perspective Marshall did not know his proper place in the worldNonetheless the biography is still full of relevant material and profound research that even the most adamant Jefferson apologist can appreciate and gain from Marshall s background is in all cases intriguing and monumental having grown up without gentility and education yet fighting alongside the likes of Washington and Aaron Burr at Valley Forge all the while becoming a self taught lawyer father and coping to understand a chronically depressed wife If the reader can manage to set aside the party politics portion of the book they will have come away with a thorough understanding of an outstanding figure one who s history and accomplishments still stand as a pillar to our present times Read the Full Review and More