Book Hour: John Marshall – The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation


John Marshall was able to navigate the disputes between Washington, Hamilton, and the Federalists versus Monroe, Madison, and the states’ rights advocates. However, the chasm between Marshall and Jefferson may have been too great to bridge. Marshall defined the powers and conduct of the U.S. Supreme Court by empowering judicial review which is still relevant today. He presided over two landmark cases which defined the Federal powers as they exist today: Marbury v. Madison and McCulloch v. Maryland. It is a remarkable story overlooked in American history.

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Guest: Harlow Unger
Learn more at: Perseus Books Group

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.