This version of the story is more concerned about background and color than covering the legal details (covered okay) as shown by leaving five key criticisms of Marbury v. Madison to a long footnote. On that level, pleasant book, especially if you are new to the stuff. Update: The video makes a catch not in the book -- the key provision can be applied to avoid unconstitutionality. The "the principles and usages of law" part can mean mandamus would not apply here. Constitutional avoidance was a thing then too. As now, when desired.