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Author St. John, Jeffrey
Title A child of fortune [downloadable audiobook] : [a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights] / Jeffrey St. John ; [foreword by Warren E. Burger]
Publisher [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Edition Unabridged
Descript 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Performer(S) Read by Jeff Riggenbach
Summary In this exciting audio production, prize-winning journalist and historian Jeffrey St. John simulates day-by-day reportage to make you a first-hand witness to the 1787-1788 political battle to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Discover how close both sides of the debate came to resorting to violence and rigged elections and witness Patrick Henry's challenge to a pistol duel at the Virginia convention. Observe the Constitution's sanction of slavery and the delegate revolts it produced, Massachusetts Governor John Hancock's secret deal to deliver his state in return for support of his candidacy for the presidency, and how the soft-voiced James Madison defeated America's greatest orator. Vastly entertaining, this book is both a popular history and an important contribution to the study of the founding of the American Republic
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Constitutional history -- United States -- Popular works
Alt Author Burger, Warren E., 1907-1995. Author of introduction.
Riggenbach, Jeff. Narrator.
hoopla digital
ISBN 9781455101467
Music # MWT10027322

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