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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David O. Stewart Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781436160261
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David O. Stewart presents this well-researched account of the U.S. Constitution's creation not as a dry analysis of events, but as a high-powered narrative filled with dramatic intensity and larger-than-life historical figures. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/18/2014

    " An outstanding account of the writing of the constitution during 3 months at the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Stewart gives an almost daily account of the events, the arguments, and personalities involved. I would highly recommend this book. It is not a fast read, however. I listened to an audiobook which was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Ingerson | 2/17/2014

    " Great Book for anyone one interested in the little things that went on behind the closed doors of Independence hall in Philly while producing one of the world's greatest documents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Powers | 2/12/2014

    " Learn the personalities, context, and debates that formed our constitution. Much of this book is taken from Madison's notes along with a lot of other very thorough research. This is a very comprehensive and incredibly enlightening book on our founding fathers and our founding document. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory Howe | 2/11/2014

    " A very informative and an eye-opening account of the proceedings introducing me to characters from history that were only peripherally or unknown to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book. Stewart brings these men to life. We see how determined they were, despite their tremendous differences of opinion, to do what they set out to do: write a constitution for the United States. I especially enjoyed comparing their efforts to those of Congress today grappling to bring both sides together in health care reform. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andre | 2/7/2014

    " Helped me get a better appreciation for the Constitution and the Framers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2014

    " Finally stopped reading this book....It just did not flow for me. Didn't care for it at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/20/2014

    " Looking back in hindsight it is sad how much they had to cater to the south. These men were brilliant. Bery good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/20/2014

    " This was probably the best book that could possibly be written about the actual writing of the Constitution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Stewart | 1/18/2014

    " the greatest single collection of though in modern history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas | 12/19/2013

    " i just started this book and i think its kinda good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Scott | 12/9/2013

    " Good choice for a class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Hudson | 11/23/2013

    " About the men who brought us the U.S. Constitution -- it reads like a novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 11/16/2013

    " This is a must read for everyone but especially all students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 7/10/2013

    " Highly enlightening. Really humanizes each of the Constitutional delegats. When I'm between books, I likely will pick this one up again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/5/2013

    " A well written narrative on the creation of the constitution and the historical characters who participated. A real eye opener on how and why the govt. works in its mysterious ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/10/2013

    " I learned much from this book.I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand our system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 1/2/2013

    " Well told story of how our constitution was created. It is a very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 3/5/2012

    " A great overview of the discussions around the writing of the constitution. If you want to understand WHY, this book helps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas Graney | 11/20/2011

    " Not bad but I assume there are better histories of this event. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/28/2011

    " Looking back in hindsight it is sad how much they had to cater to the south. These men were brilliant. Bery good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 5/29/2011

    " Highly enlightening. Really humanizes each of the Constitutional delegats. When I'm between books, I likely will pick this one up again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andre | 2/22/2010

    " Helped me get a better appreciation for the Constitution and the Framers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 10/19/2009

    " Learn the personalities, context, and debates that formed our constitution. Much of this book is taken from Madison's notes along with a lot of other very thorough research. This is a very comprehensive and incredibly enlightening book on our founding fathers and our founding document. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/13/2009

    " A well written narrative on the creation of the constitution and the historical characters who participated. A real eye opener on how and why the govt. works in its mysterious ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/27/2009

    " This was probably the best book that could possibly be written about the actual writing of the Constitution. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 4/1/2009

    " Finally stopped reading this book....It just did not flow for me. Didn't care for it at all. "

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About the Author

David O. Stewart is an award-winning author and the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books. His bestselling books include The Summer of 1787, which won the Washington Writing Award; Impeached; American Emperor; and the novel The Lincoln Deception, which was hailed as the best historical novel of the year by Bloomberg View.

About the Narrator

George Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.