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The Constitutional Convention affected nothing less than a revolution in the nature of the American government. Led by James Madison, a small cohort of delegates devised a plan that would radically alter the balance of power between state and national governments, and then sprung that idea on a largely unsuspecting convention. The success of this bold and brilliant strategy was, however, far from assured, and the ultimate outcome of the delegates' labors—the creation of a frame of government that would enable the fragile American union to flourish—turned out to be very different from that which Madison had originally envisioned. In fact, there was very little agreement among the framers about the nature of the government they had just created.

Audiences will come to appreciate the challenges that the Founding Fathers faced in creating a form of government that, while imperfect in many respects, nevertheless approaches, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, "so near to perfection as it does."

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Plain, Honest Men is a full-scale account of the deliberations of the Founding Fathers from the opening of the Constitutional Convention on May 25, 1787, to its concluding session on September 17. Following closely the chronology of the convention, the book takes listeners behind the scenes and beyond the debates to show how the world's most important constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and eventually fragile consensus.

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A full-scale account of the deliberations of the Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention. Beeman goes beyond the debates to show how the world's most important constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and eventually fragile consensus.

About the Author

Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400159857
Author:
Beeman, Richard R.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Beeman, Richard
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
Constitutions
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
170

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"Synopsis" by , Plain, Honest Men is a full-scale account of the deliberations of the Founding Fathers from the opening of the Constitutional Convention on May 25, 1787, to its concluding session on September 17. Following closely the chronology of the convention, the book takes listeners behind the scenes and beyond the debates to show how the world's most important constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and eventually fragile consensus.
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A full-scale account of the deliberations of the Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention. Beeman goes beyond the debates to show how the world's most important constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and eventually fragile consensus.
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