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.
©1987 Jeffrey St. John; (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks
"[Riggenbach] has a good sense of how to make history interesting....[He] gives the delegates a forum to air their views, but his voice never intrudes on the weight of their words." (AudioFile)
I was excited by the conceit of this book, which is that you're getting a backstage view from a journalist of the Founders as they deliberate on the Constitution. But there's not really a lot of insight here, just a lot of annoying journalistic cliches as the "reporter" sends his reports.
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