Cerami spins a good historical tale Kirkus ReviewsSeven years after the revolution, America was in crisis The government didn t work, but the citizens didn t care or were in a state of rebellion Then two unknown men, Hamilton and Madison unknown especially compared to the revered Founding Fathers , envisioned a plan that no one else thought could happen a truly United States Against all odds, these men maneuvered and strategized to get the right men to agree on the right ideas The result the most brilliant political document ever, and a powerful United States.From New York Times bestselling author Charles Cerami, this gripping tale of young men founding a nation will captivate both history buffs and those who just love a great story....
|Title||:||Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan and the Revolution That Created the Constitution|
|Publisher||:||Sourcebooks 4th Printing edition May 1, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
|File Size||:||897 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan and the Revolution That Created the Constitution Reviews
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Great read !
I read almost exclusively American historical biography. Since I majored in government, went to law school and worked my entire career in government. I'm addicted to politics and good government that is in such short supply now.
An amazing and accurate depiction of the young states as well as the genius of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton!
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To understand the Constitution then one has to read about the men who created the system that we are under today.Not only does Mr.Cerami deal with the two main characters,he also brings in other men who have failed to receive the recolonization they merit.,as Alexander Baldwin from Georgia.These men were in they time very foresightful in what they wrote ,not just for their time but as they state for their forebearers One can not read this book from the present one has to read from that time, the political and social. The one main reason that this could not be done today is the make up of the country then versus now. and dare we not even make the attempt !.
Charles Cerami weaves a very literate and understandable story about the inception of the Constitution. You do not have to be a Constitutional Scholar to embrace what is written. While there is not as much about Hamilton as I would have liked, his portrayal of Madison is very succinct. It becomes evident early on that Madison's intellect was far beyond most men of his time. His orchestration of the events of the summer of 1787 were that of a maestro. Many men played key roles in getting the document off the ground and ratified. There were times when this did not seem even remotely possible. You get to know the personalities of the luminaries and how crucial minor bit players were as well. The shameful machinations that allowed slavery to go on unharmed and even aided are there for all to see. This book is highly recommended for young as well as seasoned readers of American History. It should be considered essential.
When we think of the Founding Fathers, we think of wealthy older gentlemen such as Washington and Franklin. And rightly so -- the Revolution would never have succeeded without the active support of the American establishment.