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WITHOUT PRECEDENT: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times


" A well-informed, perceptive, and absorbing biography of a titan of American history."  -- Kirkus, Starred Review

No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more 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.  READ MORE >>



Joel Richard Paul studied at Amherst College, the London School of Economics, Harvard Law School, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He teaches international economic law, foreign relations, and constitutional law at the University of California Hastings Law School, where he is also the Associate Dean. Read more about Joel >