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Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
Miracle at Philadelphia The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787 Author:Catherine Drinker Bower [This] is Catherine Drinker Bowen's magnificent day-by-day account of the Constitutional Convention. Based on contemporary documents, it vividly re-creates the long, uncertain summer of debate when tempers and issues clashed. Focusing on the personalities of the delegates, the book reveals our country's greatest leaders-Madison, Washington, Hami... more »lton, Franklin, Roger Sherman-in new humanity and stature; it doscovers unexpected heroes of the Constitution among the young men whose political wisdom far exceeded their years.
This is the inspiring drama of their anguish and achievement, the long struggle towards vision and compromise, in which they forged the first written Constitution in history and submitted it to the people for ratification.
"The most readable of all accounts of the Philadelphia Convention." --Henry Steele Commager, Book Week
Sturdy, minimal wear, yellowing. Good for age.« less