Plain, Honest Men
The Making of the American ConstitutionBook - 2009
From distinguished historian Richard Beeman comes a dramatic and engrossing account of the men who met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to design a radically new form of government. Beeman takes readers behind the scenes and beyond the debate to show how the world's most enduring constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and, eventually, fragile consensus during a time when many Americans feared that a combination of financial distress and civil unrest would doom the young nation's experiment in liberty.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 342.029 Beeman
Characteristics: xxvii, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm