In this exciting audio production, prize-winning journalist and historian Jeffrey St. John simulates day-by-day reportage to make you a firsthand witness to the 1787-1788 political battle to ratify the US Constitution. Discover how close both sides of the debate came to resorting to violence and rigged elections and witness Patrick Henry's challenge to a pistol duel at the Virginia convention. Observe the Constitution's sanction of slavery and the delegate revolts it produced, Massachusetts Governor John Hancock's secret deal to deliver his state in return for support of his candidacy for the presidency, and how the soft-voiced James Madison defeated America's greatest orator. Vastly entertaining, this book is both a popular history and an important contribution to the study of the founding of the American Republic.
by Jeffrey St. John
by John E. O'Neill, Jerome Corsi
by Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath
by Bonnie St. John
by Lauren St. John
by Noah St. John
by Robert Spencer
by Eamonn Butler
by Dirk Chase Eldredge
by Tim Hennessy, M.D.
by Dixy Lee Ray, Lou Guzzo
"A follow-up to the author's CONSTITUTIONAL JOURNAL, this is an account of the ratification of the American Constitution in the style of contemporary journalism. It was an exciting occurrence that still reverberates throughout our world and that will continue to do so throughout the new century and beyond. But not, alas, on the lips of narrator Riggenbach, who drones through the whole thing as if in a hurry to get home. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"
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