"A witty and energetic study of the ideas and passions of the Framers." -- New York Times Book Review
"As provocative as it is difficult to put down." -- Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Bristles with wit and intellectual energy." -- Christian Science Monitor
"The best single volume on the origins of the Constitution." -- Choice
About the Author
Forrest McDonald is Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama and author of sixteen books, including States' Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876; The American Presidency; The Presidency of George Washington
; and The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson
. He was named by the NEH as the sixteenth Jefferson Lecturer, the nation's highest honor in the humanities.