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I highly recommend this book to anyone interesting in learning where the origins of constitutional law are to be found.
This book describes the ongoing battle -- sometimes intellectual, sometimes political, between one of our most well-known Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, and John Marshall.
Mr. Simon's book is very accessible to a layman, with the historic and legal detail required to understand what is at risk.
The "flavor" of politics during this era was not much different from today. I knew about the realtionship of Marshall and Jefferson and this book helped me better... Read morePublished 5 months ago by william schaffer
A fantastic read of early American History and the development/struggles of our form of government. Marshall and Jefferson were relatives yet polar oposites in their views of the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Hank Stober
This is a kind of popular history of the effort by John Marshall to make the Federal government stronger than Jefferson thought it should be. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Schmerguls
Too many historians are afraid to tell all the story of Jefferson. James Simon gives the reader a more clear picture of Jefferson and the person he was and at the same time gives... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Norton
As I set out to review What Kind of Nation by James Simon, I skimmed through the 34 previous reviews to see what thoughts I could offer that had not already been covered. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Leonard J. Wilson
Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall were two of the most important men in our nation's history. They both served in the American Revolution, Jefferson more famously as the author of... Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Jeremy A. Perron
This book provided the reader a clear vision of the conditions facing this new nation. It opened the personallies of both Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by liberty
I recommend this book as a successful follow-on to Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by David Forel