A Brilliant Solution by Carol Berkin audiobook

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

By Carol Berkin
Read by Jo Anna Perrin

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665272766

  • ISBN: 9781665272759

  • ISBN: 9781665272773

Runtime: 9.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

We know—and love—the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But our first government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the meeting that would make history. But all the ideas, arguments, and compromises led to a great thing: a constitution and a government were born that have surpassed the founders' greatest hopes.

Revisiting all the original documents and using her deep knowledge of eighteenth-century history and politics, Carol Berkin takes a fresh look at the men who framed the Constitution, the issues they faced, and the times they lived in. Berkin transports the listener into the hearts and minds of the founders, exposing their fears and their limited expectations of success.

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With the sensibilities of a novelist, Berkin tells a fast-paced story full of quirky and sympathetic characters, capturing the human dimensions of the now legendary first Constitutional Convention. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author Bio: Carol Berkin

Author Bio: Carol Berkin

Carol Berkin received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her doctorate degree from Columbia University. She taught at Baruch College from 1972 to 2008 and has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983. Her books include Civil War Wives, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist, and First Generations: Women in Colonial America. She divides her time between New York City and Guilford, Connecticut.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English