The Presidents and the Supreme Court: What Kind of Nation; Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney; FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

The Presidents and the Supreme Court: What Kind of Nation; Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney; FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

by James F. Simon
     
 

Collected together, James F. Simon’s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history.

The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging…  See more details below

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Collected together, James F. Simon’s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history.

The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging admiration between FDR and Chief Justice Hughes; the clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. These were the conflicts that ended slavery, that rescued us from the Great Depression, and that defined a nation—for better and for worse. And, Simon brings them to brilliant and compelling life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451671636
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1168
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

James F. Simon is the Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School. He is the author of seven previous books on American history, law, and politics. His books have won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and twice been named New York Times Notable Books. He lives with his wife in West Nyack, New York.

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