Explaining America: The Federalist

Explaining America: The Federalist

by Garry Wills

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Explaining America: The Federalist by Garry Wills

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017.

Now with a new introduction--award-winning historian Garry Wills's definitive analysis of the Federalist Papers

In 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison published what remains perhaps the greatest example of political journalism in the English language--the Federalist Papers. Written to urge ratification of the Constitution, the eighty-five essays--trenchant in thought and graceful in expression--defended the Constitution not merely as a theoretical statement but as a practical instrument of rule. Now updated with a new introduction, Garry Wills's classic study subjects these essays to rigorous analysis, illuminating, as only he can, their significance in the development of the philosophy on which our government is based.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140298390
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus MeantPapal SinWhy I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1934

Place of Birth:

Atlanta, GA

Education:

St. Louis University, B.A., 1957; Xavier University, M.A., 1958; Yale University, Ph.D., 1961

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