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America’s Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation
By Harlow Giles Unger. ISBN 978-0-470-10751-5. Copyright 2007. Hardcover with 269 pages including 24 illustration, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index.
In 1787, as the ratification process for the new Constitution began, America warred with itself as each state joined in what became the “second revolution”. With the fate of the country in the balance, Washington could only hope for a miracle to save the nation from all-out civil war and disunion. Here is the gripping tale of the miracle, the harrowing events that led up to it, and the men who made it possible. Rich and powerful, they displayed humor, sarcasm, fire, brilliance, ignorance, hypocrisy, warmth, anger, bigotry and hatred. Their struggle pitted friend against friend, brother against brother, father against son. In the end, they helped create a new government, a new nation and ultimately a new civilization.