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Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
By Richard Beeman. Winner of the 2010 George Washington Book Prize.
In hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-4000-6570-7. In softcover, ISBN: 978-0-8129-7684-7. Copyright 2009. 514 pages including appendices, notes, index and 24 black and white illustrations.
In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. This behind the scenes account of those proceedings shows how the world’s most enduring constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and fragile consensus.