The list author says: "Here is my "top 6" list of outstanding books about the origins, framing, ratification, Bill of Rights amendments and contemporary problems of the U.S. Constitution. I hope it will counter many recent misleading and unhistorical books on a vital subject that an "informed citizenry" has to get right if we are to survive as a nation."
"Dr. Beeman tells us the real inside story of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. As Benjamin Franklin observed, "we are groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us.""
"A great book, featuring useful charts and tables, that includes the English antecedents (e.g., the Levellers), and colonial charters and laws that refined the essential rights and liberties "secured" in the revolutionary state constitutions and the Bill of Rights. Americans need to revive the idea of limiting government by law."