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ISBN13: 9781594745201
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Unfold Book Jacket for a Full-Color Reproduction of the U.S. Constitution

With their book Signing Their Lives Away, Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese introduced readers to the 56 statesmen (and occasional scoundrels!) who signed the Declaration of Independence. Now they’ve turned their attention to the 39 men who met in the summer of 1787 and put their names to the U.S. Constitution.

Signing Their Rights Away chronicles a moment in American history when our elected officials knew how to compromise—and put aside personal gain for the greater good of the nation. These men were just as quirky and flawed as the elected officials we have today: Hugh Williamson believed in aliens, Robert Morris went to prison, Jonathan Dayton stole $18,000 from Congress, and Thomas Mifflin was ruined by alcohol. Yet somehow these imperfect men managed to craft the world’s most perfect Constitution. With 39 mini-biographies and a reversible dust jacket that

unfolds into a poster of the original document, Signing Their Rights Away offers an entertaining and enlightening narrative for history buffs of all ages.

About the Author

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese have written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Wired, Discover, and other national publications. Their previous book, Signing Their Lives Away, received a starred review in School Library Journal. They live in North Carolina.

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JoanMaggie, October 4, 2011 (view all comments by JoanMaggie)
The US Constitution is the oldest written constitution in the world. It has successfully provided the structure for governing the USA for well over 200 years. As great as this document is, it was written by a group of not-necessarily great men. This book looks at the lives of the famous and infamous men behind the Constitution. The biographies of each of the signers is very brief which makes it a great book for taking with you while you have to wait as you can pick it up and put it down without losing track of what you are reading. However, each man's story is very intriguing and if you are like me, you'll find yourself saying just one more before I go. This is a great introduction to some of those men who history seems to have forgotten. You may even find yourself looking to find out more about some of them!
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Kiernan, Denise
Quirk Books
D'Agnese, Joseph
Kiernan, Den
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
US History-General
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17.5 x 12 x 8.25 in 32.5 lb

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