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Hailed by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written,” The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five essays published by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay from 1787 to 1788, as a means to persuade the public to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

With nearly two-thirds of the essays written by Hamilton, this enduring classic is perfect for modern audiences passionate about his work or seeking a deeper understanding of one of the most important documents in US history.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Very Readable

This book is an essential to anyone interested in the early formation of American politics. The performance makes the audio of this book very engaging, and I'm not sure if I could have gotten through the book otherwise. Fascinating work.

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  • Don Roper
  • Grand Prairie, TX, United States
  • 11-14-18

Constitution still applies in the 21st Century

After going through The Federalist Papers for the first time in my life, it was found that this book of papers written over 200 years ago still applies to our society today in the 21st century. Must say it is easier to listen to than to sit down and read but then the reading was meant more for research purposes than reading cover to cover as a newspapers. One can find how the Constitution actually does apply in the case of indicting a sitting POTUS. In order to indict a sitting POTUS, the sitting POTUS must be impeached first including the Senate finding for the impeachment with a 2/3 vote. If that does not apply to the discussion in 2018 for something written 230 years ago, I don't know what does. #application #Constittution #impeachment #Tagsviving #Sweepstakes

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A Piece of the Foundation of the United States

This is a worthwhile time investment to understand the origins of the American democracy. The foundations of the constitution are laid bear with some sobering explanations for the ideals from which the country evolved and has devolved. Pay attention to the limitations of communication in shaping representation as well as the wide berth into the 2nd amendment (2 particular "papers" are dedicated to the subject).

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Over the top at a great price.

The performance is too emphatic. The text would be better endured with an inquisitive tone.

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This is not a story.

I liked the performance. It is not a story though, so I give it one star in that category.

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