The Words We Live by

The Words We Live by

Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

Book - 2003
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The United States Constitution is the basis for our most fundamental rights as Americans and has been a key element in nearly every major legal and political debate ever argued. But how many of us actually understand the language used by our Founding Fathers? Now Linda R. Monk, an award-winning author and journalist, takes us through the Constitution, line by line, to help us comprehend this amazing document and to see the variety of ways in which it has been interpreted. From the Preamble -- which she analyzes with inspiration and opposing opinions from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Charlton Heston, and James Madison -- through each and every amendment, Monk enlightens us by offering insight, legal expertise, surprising facts and little-known information, alternate interpretations, and historical anecdotes to breathe meaning into this provocative and hallowed document.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786867202
Branch Call Number: 342.7302 M745
342.73 Monk
342.73 Monk
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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Dec 20, 2010

Should be required reading for all Americans and would-be Americans! Would make a great gift for graduates and new citizens. Easy to read and entertaining, besides informative. Loved it!


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