John Marshall Book Launch

Please join National Review Institute and the Manhattan Institute 
for an exclusive book launch event:

John Marshall:The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
(Basic Books, November, 2018)

Featuring the author, Richard Brookhiser; Fellow, National Review Institute
In conversation with Richard Lowry; Editor-in-Chief, National Review

Tuesday, November 27

8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Program

The Union League Club
38 East 37th Street New York, NY



In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen, scoundrels, Native Americans, and slaves, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court’s right to rebuke Congress or the president, and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. In John Marshall, award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America’s greatest judge and the world he made.


Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review, a senior fellow for National Review Institute, a columnist for American History and the author of over a dozen books, including Founding Father: Rediscovering George WashingtonFounders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Hamilton, American. He received an honorary doctorate from Washington College in 2005 and a National Humanities Medal in 2008. He lives with his wife and fellow-author Jeanne Safer in New York City.