Plain, Honest Men

Plain, Honest Men

The Making of the American Constitution

Book - 2009
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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
ISBN: 9781400065707
Branch Call Number: 342.029 Beeman
342.029 Beeman
Characteristics: xxvii, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jun 10, 2015

A great book about the writing of the constitution. Restored my faith an Arica's ability to self-govern.

Jan 31, 2014

Repudiates the fake history propaganda of David Barton (WallBuilders) and company.

EuSei Feb 13, 2013

If you read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence--these sublime documents--you know what the Founders meant, so you most likely will not want to waste time reading this book. But, again, reading it might help reinforce your core beliefs!


rwh77 Jul 14, 2011

If anyone tells you what the Founding Fathers meant or what the Constitution says, ask if he has read this book. If not, you can probably ignore him.

I was surprised at what I learned and how little I really knew about our Constitution and how it came to be.

This is a timely book: the Constitution was born out of frustration with the lack of a strong, central, national government and the strong possibility that the new country would default on its debts, and the disastrous results that would have for the United States AND the US business community. Anyone that cares about politics today should read and study this book.


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