UPDATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS, The Words We Live By takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions about new rulings on hot-button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, the right to bear arms, and affirmative action.
In The Words We Live By, award-winning author and journalist Linda R. Monk explores the many interpretations of the Constitution's text in a balanced manner. The Words We Live By presents a new way of looking at the Constitution through entertaining and informative annotationsfilled with the stories of the people behind the Supreme Court cases and historical perspective, along with enough surprises and fascinating facts and illustrations to prove that the Constitution is every bit as relevant today as it was in 1787.
About the Author
Linda R. Monk, J.D., is a constitutional scholar, journalist, and nationally award-winning author. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she twice received the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, its highest honor for law-related media. She served as Series Advisor for the PBS documentary Constitution USA, and she has appeared on MSNBC, C-SPAN, and NPR. For more than 25 years, Monk has written commentary for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Lead Curator for the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in Chicago, and a consultant to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and conducted seminars for such groups as the Pentagon, Fulbright Scholars, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and National History Day.