America's Constitution: A Biography

America's Constitution: A Biography

by Akhil Reed Amar
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America's Constitution 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the most balanced work on our Constitution to date. The authors treatment of the different articles and amendments is fantastic, and well organized. I recommend this (and my recommends below) to any person who is attempting to understand our Constitution.
BigSista More than 1 year ago
Do you know what the Constitution says? Or do you just take the word--or the innuendo--of political talk show hosts for your guide to the Constitutionality of an issue?

This book ought to be required reading for every voting citizen.

It presents a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental instrument of the most elegant system of government ever devised. It gives insight to the reasons behind those Supreme Court decisions that we initially perceive as arbitrary. It shows up the frequent fallacy of the so-called "activist courts."

Read it. You'll learn something.
John60WV More than 1 year ago
I think this was the best book on the Constitution ever written. Many modern historians and constiutional scholars of today will tell you that the Constitution created in 1787 was far from democratic. The author, Akhil Reed Amar thesis tis that the delegates who attended the Convention wre far more democratic than we give them credit. We should not judge the Founding Fathers by our standards. In 1787 the final draft of the Constitution was the most democraftic system of goverment ever created up to that point. Professor Amar explains the Constitution in great detail offering solid research to back up his thesis.Not only is America's Constitution insightful, well documented but it is also easy to undeerstand. I have gained a greater understanding of our system of government but more imporatant a greater understanding of what it means to be an American. This merits a five star rating and I would recomend this book to anyone.
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Is really truly the du<_>mbest place i had ever seen. Too many people drunk driving. Drugs. And oh my gosh, they think they are all that and only care about the money. Straighten your as<_>ses up america. - a Russian Girl.