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WITHOUT PRECEDENT: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times


"In WITHOUT PRECDENT " Joel Richard Paul has crafted a scholarly but highly readable and often entertaining chronicle that embeds Marshall among the leading  lights of the nation's founding generation, humanizing him along the way. ...(Marshall's) lasting achievements are ably served by Mr. Paul's deeply felt and penetrating biography" -- from the Wall Street Journal review by Fergus M. Bordewich.  

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

"This very human story should be of great interest to almost all readers. Well written and drawing on rich primary sources, Without Precedent lives up to its title and will be an excellent addition to American-history collections." -- Booklist 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 >