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Constitutional Journal: A Correspondent's Report from the Convention of 1787

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You are there, in 1787 at America's constitutional convention, with the inside story as 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.

©1987 Jeffrey St. John; (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"[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)

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    Len Cambridge, MA, USA 05-12-09
    Len Cambridge, MA, USA 05-12-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Unbearably dull"

    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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