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The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the Constitution

Author: David O Stewart
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2007.
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The successful creation of the Constitution is a suspense story. This book takes us into the sweltering room in which delegates struggled for four months to produce the flawed but enduring document that would define the nation. George Washington presided, James Madison kept the notes, Benjamin Franklin offered wisdom and humor at crucial times. At different points, more than half of the delegates threatened to walk  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stewart, David O.
Summer of 1787.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007
(OCoLC)607344006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David O Stewart
ISBN: 9780743286923 0743286928
OCLC Number: 74354113
Description: xi, 349 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: It started at Mount Vernon: March 1785 --
Blood on the snow: winter 1787 --
A house on fire: spring 1787 --
Demigods and coxcombs assemble: May 1787 --
Viginia leads: May 25-June 1 --
Wilson's bargain: May 31-June 10 --
Three-fifths of a human being: June 11 --
Festina Lente: June 12-19 --
To the brink: June 21-July 10 --
The small states win: July 11-17 --
The touch of a feather: July 9-14 --
The Ipswich miracle: July 13 --
The presidential muddle: July 17-26 --
Rutledge hijacks the constitution: July 27-August 6 --
Back to work: August 6 --
The curse of heaven: August 8-29 --
David Brearley's presidency: August 24-September 7 --
The loyal opposition: August 31 --
With all its faults: September 8-17 --
Happiness, perpetual and otherwise: July 4, 1788 --
Making amends.
Other Titles: Men who invented the constitution
Responsibility: David O. Stewart.
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