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A well written and easy to read account of the writing of the US Constitution.
I fully enjoyed this book as part of my reading program on the Constitution, and recommend it without reservation to the thoughtful inquirer.
There have been some excellent books written on the US Constitutional convention held in the summer of 1787.
The best, and most comprehensive history of the convention. Beeman does a great job at interweaving the delegates' back stories with their decisions at the convention.Published 18 days ago by Jared McClain
Beeman's history of the Constitutional Convention is beautifully written and expertly researched. "Plain, Honest Men" tears down the mythological representations of our... Read morePublished 24 days ago by PoliSciProf
In recent years, there have been very few books written about the earliest years of the American republic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Powers
The Revolution against a strong King left many Americans supporting a weak government. Many Americans wanted to keep governance as much a local concern as possible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leon Czikowsky
Required reading for every citizen. The art of compromise in constructing the document coupled with the ratification process gives great insight into the thinking of Americans in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Richardson
The book began well, introducing each important character who took part in shaping our U.S. Constitution... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tanya Parker Mills
Beeman really knows his stuff. He gave a balanced and detailed account of all the compromises that had to be made in order for America to be born and paid special attention to the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Katherine R. Humphrey