By David O. Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7432-8693-0. Copyright 2007. Softcover with 349 pages including 32 black and white illustrations, appendix, notes, and index.
Trace the struggles within the Philadelphia Convention as the delegates hammered out the charter for the world’s first constitutional democracy with George Washington presiding, James Madison keeping the notes, and Benjamin Franklin offering wisdom and humor at crucial times. “The Summer of 1787” visits the sweltering room in which delegates struggled for four months to produce the flawed but enduring document that would define the nation both then and now.