By R.B Bernstein. ISBN 978-0-19-533832-4. Copyright 2009. Hardcover with 238 pages including appendix, notes, and index, plus 8 glossy pages of black and white photographs.
Finalist for the 2010 George Washington Book Prize.
A concise, scholarly, yet accessible overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as “the Founding Fathers” – who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic “philosopher-kings” as American or world history has ever seen.