by John Marshall
Marshall's classic biography of George Washington with active table of contents. John Marshall was an American statesman who helped shape the constitutional law and make the supreme court a center of power; he was Chief Justice of the supreme court from 1801 to 1835. Marshall greatly admired Washington and this biography was the result. The book is based on records and papers provided by the President's family. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments.