The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Various Authors

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

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ISBN-13: 9781435139305
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 09/24/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 840
Sales rank: 2,564
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.80(d)

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The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics): Selected Writin 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Forget the review which claims that it got the amendments wrong. As explained in the book there were originally 12 amendments which it lists and then explains the #3-12 were ratified to become the Bill of Rights and #1 was never ratified and #2 later became the 27th amendment. For example, the 2nd amendment was originally the 4th. They later list all the amendments correctly. I think its a great piece of history to add. I did not know that before. So that reviewer is obviously confused when they say there is a mistake in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the review on 9/25/13: The header section of 758 clearly stated that the articles included from pg. 758 ~ 760 were proposed draft versions to Congress. It showed an important step where Bill of Rights were still being discussed and going through ratification. The full ratified 27 amendments were noted in Appendix B.
Ancientone More than 1 year ago
This is a very complete book for anyone interested in the Constitution and our founding fathers. This book is a must have if you are studying United States Law. This is the supreme law of the land.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very beautiful book. It contains all of the important founding documents I wanted and more in one volume. My only complaint is that the book is made in China. Surely a book containing the US Constitution and our country's founding documents could be made in the USA.
YronimosW More than 1 year ago
This makes a great gift! It's of the same quality as other books in the B&N "Leatherbound Classics"/"Collectable Editions" series: the cover probably isn't genuine leather, but close enough, and the binding, end papers and artwork, ribbon bookmark, print, paper, and other details are very good. I'd been looking for a hardcover copy of the Constitution, Federalist Papers, and Declaration of Independence, and this volume more than covers that ground. I haven't read this one all the way through yet, but like other volumes in this series, I would expect the occasional typo - I would guess that the publishers produce this series by scanning printed text into OCR software and then running the results through a spell-checker, with perhaps a quick review by a human editor before typesetting and printing. Nevertheless, the results usually aren't too bad. I didn't notice the "problems" with the order of the Bill of Rights mentioned by other reviewers: in my edition of this book (2012) there are at least three versions of the Bill of Rights, with the final, most familiar version listed in the Appendix, and earlier drafts being discussed or debated by the Founding Fathers in correspondence, which is a great way to see how these key documents evolved and gain better insight to the intent; this is explained in introductions/footnotes to the relevant sections (it may come as a surprise to some of us that the Founding Fathers were not convinced a Bill of Rights should have been included with the Constitution, and that the issue was the subject of argument and a great deal of revision before a compromise was reached! For one example, see James Madison's defense of such "Amendments to the Constitution", page 742 of my edition, for some sense of that debate.) For the history and insight into the Federal U.S. government, some version of this book should be in every household in the U.S. - this book would make a fabulous gift for anyone, especially anyone with an interest in politics, philosophy of government, law, or American history. With all the vital founding documents and a gorgeous presentation and perfect format, this seems to make the best collection of these documents one could hope for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A couple (literally, only a couple) very insignificant editing errors, but a very great read. Very happy with this book. Very highly recommended. This is the first review I have ever posted. 
Deacon_Tate More than 1 year ago
This is a great resource book for anyone interested in the Constitution and it's history. While I am not a Constitutional scholar, i am interested in learning and understanding it to the best of my ability. I am finding this book to be a great tool in helping.
GilsterGM More than 1 year ago
A gorgeously leather bound copy of America's most famous documents. Beautifully designed in a "federal" look (with American Eagle on spine) Well crafted edition that EVERY American should own in these troubled times. Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The people who left reviews claiming that the 2nd and 4th Amendments are switched around in this book paid no attention to the fact that this was a historical draft, and the Amendments were later changed to their current order. The book accurately lists all of the Amendments in their present day order. (Which was approved by the Founding Fathers in a subsequent draft.)  It is important to read the book page by page in order, otherwise you may miss some very important information.  I recommend that every American citizen read this book from cover to cover, because it is essential that we all know our rights in order to recognize when our government illegally bypasses our Constitution. Most Americans know little to nothing about the Constitution or the intentions of our Founding Fathers, so I believe everyone should have a copy of this book in their personal library. 
Hoopdawgg More than 1 year ago
This should be essential reading for every child in America
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Gave this to my grandson as part of his high school graduation gift...he was thrilled! Started looking at it right away. He will be studying "war, peace, and strategy analysis" in college, so thinks it will be very helpful.
GusCA More than 1 year ago
When I got this book I thought it was an amazing read. I think all of the documents in this book is amazingly written.
JohnPenn More than 1 year ago
Very helpful in not just understanding The Constitution, but also the thoughts of our founding fathers as the created it.
cagebox More than 1 year ago
A rather beautiful book and a great selection of texts and readings. Intimate knowledge of the constitution may not seem necessary in today's world, but knowing the fundamental rights the founders intended for us will shine a light on our democracy and how it evolved to this day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply Wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. It's laid out in a way that chronologically arranges the different documents so that you get to read them as they were published. This will for sure get passed on to the next generation as a must-own.
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leodLD More than 1 year ago
Great book, I will be placed it among my most cherished documents !
Vivikitty More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions. This made a lovely addition to my collection.
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joysofreadinggreatideas More than 1 year ago
Purchased for gift to new law school grad. Recipient extremely grateful and delighted.
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