The novel captures the real drama that ensued behind closed doors as they hammered out what is now the oldest living constitution. Read it for its historical value. Read it for its dramatic value. But read it!
--Bookviews, by Alan CarubaIt's a truly great read and is one of the few books I've picked up in the past year that I ended up reading more than 200 pages from in one sitting.
--Militant ReviewsThe dialog will surprise the reader with its eloquence and understatement. Any reader conversant with history will have both his affection and appreciation for the Constitutional Convention deepened.
--What Would The Founders Think? by Martin Sielaff
I find hope and confidence in the wonderfully written Tempest At Dawn, by James D. Best. Mr. Best sheds light on a time when it was necessary to revise the Articles of Confederation. He does it with eloquence. I wanted to read Tempest At Dawn, from cover-to-cover, after reading the first couple of pages.
As I read Tempest At Dawn, I felt as though I was present at the proceedings of the Convention and the private meetings of James Madison, George Washington, Robert Sherman, and others. You cannot help but feel pride as an American, as Tempest At Dawn reminds us of the impeccable integrity of our Founding Fathers. The delegates regarded one another with utmost respect and civility.
If you want to know the truth about the character of those gentlemen and you want to learn about the evolution of one of the greatest documents ever created by man--the Constitution of the United States--relax in your bed, favorite chair or recliner, and enjoy Tempest At Dawn, by James D. Best. --Beaufort Observer, Ballpoint column by Allen Ball
From the Back Cover
The real story of our nation's founding.
adheres closely to Madison's notes when describing what occurred in the
Assembly Room. But James Best uses the imagination of the novelist to construct
what might have occurred in the taverns, salons, dining rooms and inns. He also
draws on historical data to present us with the personalities of the major
participants in the convention. The result is a readable, engaging story of the
creation of our Constitution."--Eutychus the Scribe
James Best's masterpiece,Tempest at Dawn
, I felt like the 56th delegate at the
Constitutional Convention. Using vivid narrative and expressive dialogue,
Tempest at Dawn
presents all the major issues the Founding Fathers struggled
with."--Michael E. Newton, Author of The Path to Tyranny
brings our founders to life with great writing, historic accuracy and amazing
"Many a volume
has been written about the writing of the Constitution. The Summer of 1787
Tempest At Dawn
are two of the better
volumes I have read on the subject."--Daddypundit