The United States Constitution : The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Additional Amendments (4 Cassettes)

The United States Constitution : The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Additional Amendments (4 Cassettes)

by Walter Cronkite
     
 

The United States Constitution presents and explains the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Amendments to the Constitution in a way you've never experienced before—narrated by legendary news personality Walter Cronkite.

The United States Constitution takes you back to Philadelphia in 1787—to four months filled with back-room deals, political

Overview

The United States Constitution presents and explains the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Amendments to the Constitution in a way you've never experienced before—narrated by legendary news personality Walter Cronkite.

The United States Constitution takes you back to Philadelphia in 1787—to four months filled with back-room deals, political scheming, and fierce debates. You'll feel the full impact of conflicts and passions that nearly tore apart the Philadelphia Convention, the ratification process, and the infant American nation, and understand the documents that shaped our country in ways you've never known before.

Expertly narrated by Walter Cronkite, The United States Constitution brings the most treasured documents of American history to illuminating life!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Regrettably, this program cannot be trusted, even though narrator Walter Cronkite's celebrity may secure its economic success. The cover pledges a dramatic spotlight on the events in Philadelphia 1798 for general audiences who might appreciate hearing "all you want to know" in four cassettes. Unfortunately, it is more reminiscent of a pedantic, poorly organized history report. The absorbing events, passionate debates, and brilliant (if sometimes devious) men who shaped our Constitution are practically eliminated. Potentially engaging subjects--the issue of slavery, for example--are diminished by bits of canned synthesizer music and pretentious readings from unidentified actors. One fact we need to know, and are never told, is the name of the author who is interpreting this most important document in tedious and redundant prose. This insipid muddle is a slipshod approach to political science and an injustice to the complexity and the importance of the subject.--Barbara Mann, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671580797
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Series:
All You Want to Know Ser.
Edition description:
Abridged, 4 cassettes, 6 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.13(w) x 7.07(h) x 1.15(d)

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