The Supreme Court Author:Gerald W. Johnson In 1787 no one realized exactly what the power of the Supreme Court was or could be. And today the Court is less familiar to us than any other part of the government. Yes, with beguiling simplicity, Gerald W. Johnson takes his readers in to the courtroom and explains clearly how the Supreme Court functions and what its history has been. He sh... more »ows, in particular, how two Chief Justices, John Marshall and Roger B. Taney, brought prestige to the Court and gave it the power to make its decisions stick without the use of force.
Certainly Mr. Johnson has no peer in his ability to make American history and government come to life for readers of all ages. In this second volume of his trilogy on the three branches of our government, again dramatically illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher, he uses his unique gifts to describe the setbacks and achievements of the Supreme Court through the years, and to demonstrate how closely it can affect our daily lives.