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Author: Jeffrey St. John Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781481559935
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You are there, in 1787, at America’s constitutional convention, with the inside story that reads like a modern-day account of the secret proceedings in Philadelphia. Veteran print and broadcast journalist Jeffrey St. John “reports” each day’s proceedings, flavoring his dispatches with quotes from private correspondence and notes of the delegates.

He captures the frustration, conflict, hope, and despair of America’s founders during that long, sweltering summer session, as the political future of the country hangs in the balance. It is an enthralling story, never before told in this journalistic form.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riggenbach offers a smooth, outstanding reading. His voice is rich, well modulated and perfectly timed.”


  • “Riggenbach’s voice is the perfect accompaniment to this book. He has a good sense of how to make history interesting, and his voice is easy to understand…Riggenbach gives the delegates a forum to air their views, but his voice never intrudes on the weight of their words.”


  • “Lively, gripping, informative, all in all first rate…A superb job.”

    Richard D. Brown, University of Connecticut

  • “Captures the tension and drama of the Convention so thoroughly that I found myself at times eagerly wondering how the story would turn out, even though I’ve been studying the subject for forty years. The account is remarkably accurate.”

    Forrest McDonald, University of Alabama

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2008

    " I have been going through this one for a while now. It is entertaining enough but I keep pushing it down the list. I might like it better as I get further into it. "

About the Author

Jeffrey St. John is the author of six books, and has written extensively for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He won the National Press Foundation award for writing on the Constitution, and his work in television has received two Emmys.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.