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Decision in Philadelphia The Constitutional Convention Of 1787

ISBN-10: 0345498402
ISBN-13: 9780345498403
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Description: Includes a complete copy of the Constitution. Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Includes a complete copy of the Constitution. Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available."--Library Journal From the Paperback edition.

Christopher Collins is a writer of historical novels for children. Collier has taught at both the University of Bridgeport and the University of Connecticut. He has also served as Connecticut's State Historian. The violence and profanity in Collier's works is very controversial, rendering them banned from reading curriculums in certain schools. Despite the controversy, Collier's book My Brother Sam is Dead won a Newberry Honor in 1975. He has also written War Comes to Willie Freeman, and The Literature of Connecticut History and Roger Sherman's Connecticut for adults.

James Lincoln Collier was born in 1928. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1950 and served in the infantry during the Korean War. After college, Collier worked first for six years as a magazine editor, writing in his spare time. In 1958, he quit to work free-lance, and has since then published over six hundred magazine articles for periodicals such as, Playboy, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine and the Village Voice. Collier has also published a half dozen books for adults, the most recent being The Making of Jazz, which was nominated for an American Book Award, was named to the London Observer's Books of the Year List for 1979, and has been published in English, French, German, and Russian editions. Collier also published twenty-three children's books, five in collaboration with his brother, Christopher Collier. These have been published in seven languages, and have won the Child Study Association Book Award, a Newbery Honor Medal, a Jane Addams Peace Prize, and a National Book Award nomination. Many of them have appeared on the ALA Notable Book List, and others on the New York Public Library's recommended book list. Collier is also a professional trombonist, and writes fiction and nonfiction on the subject of music. His book, Rock Star, won an award from the Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College. My Brother Sam Is Dead was a Newbery Honor Book in 1975 and was designated a Notable Book by the American Library Association as well as being nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. Jump Ship to Freedom was named a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies in 1981 by a joint committee of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council. War Comes to Willy Freeman is a companion book to the novel.

Preface
"Our Case May Become Desperate"
A Nation in Jeopardy
America in 1787
The Mind of James Madison
The Unbelievable George Washington
Madison Plans a Government
Alexander Hamilton and the British Model
The Puzzle of Charles Pinckney
Men, Manners, and Rules: The Convention Begins
The Large States and the Small
Roger Sherman and the Art of Compromise
William Paterson Picks a Fight
The Battle Joined
Luther Martin and a Lost Opportunity
"The Most Serious and Threatening Excitement"
North and South
A New Alliance
The Western Lands
Another Trade-off
The Question of Power
Balancing Act
Curing the Republican Disease
James Wilson, Democratic Nationalist
In the Shadow of Washington
Elbridge Gerry's War Against the Army
George Mason and the Rights of Man
"The Most Remarkable Work"
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States
Citations to Sources
Selected Bibliography
Index

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