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Through skillful interpretation and solid research, Amar both reconstructs the original thinking of the Founding Fathers and chronicles the radical changes that have occurred since the inclusion of the 14th Amendment in the Bill of Rights. The results make for provocative reading no matter where you stand on the political spectrum. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book, which mostly reads like a textbook for a class, is an excellent history of the Bill of Rights. If you are interested in Federalist v. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Trenchant, well-written and engaging, The Bill of Rights is a tour de force of textual exegesis. At the same time, the book tends to demonstrate the limitations of that approach... Read morePublished 6 months ago by courtandconstitution
Great read, but not an easy read unless gou have prior familiarity with some fundamental aspects of Constitutional law.Published 7 months ago by Robert Clary
Great book. Excellent writing. Loved his lectures on Coursera.org. Great supplement to the course. would buy this book again and againPublished 17 months ago by Lynn Bradley
Yes, Professor Amar has an opinion. However, he believes he has very good reasons to hold the opinions he does. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John C. Millard
This is a very important guide to understanding what happened to the efforts at civil rights reform between 1858 and 1876. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jim Simpson