xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
"Albert Beveridge's classic, highly sympathetic biography of John Marshall long dominated Americans' understanding of the great Chief Justice. For generations, this winner of a 1920 Pulitzer Prize was the starting point for both popular and scholarly interpretations of Marshall, and it was second to the justice's opinions in shaping accounts of American constitutional history. Contemporary readers put off by the length of Senator Beveridge's four-volume work have Ronald Rotunda to thank for this judicious abridgment, which will make the book accessible to a new generation." -- Publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction John Marshall's early life, Revolutionary War service, education, and marriage Becoming Chief Justice Washington, DC at the time of Marbury v. Madison Prelude to Marbury v. Madison : the assualt on the judiciary Marbury versus Madison The Chase impeachment Marshall and Story Financial and moral chaos The Dartmouth College case Vitalizing the Constitution : the story of M'Culloch v. Maryland Commerce made free : the story of Gibbons v. Ogden The final conflict.