The Framing of the Constitution of the United States
By Max Farrand
2000/08 - Beard Books
1587980541 - Paperback - Reprint - 428 pp.
Not intended to be a complete history, it is a brief but poignant presentation of the author's personal interpretation of what took place in the Federal Convention framing the Constitution.
The writer of this thought-provoking tome spent 10 years collecting material available on the work of the Federal Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States. He brings an in-depth knowledge of the proceedings of the convention, a familiarity with the thought and expressions of the individual members, and an acquaintance with the personalities of the more important delegates. Putting this all together, he has developed a unique picture of what the delegates were trying to do and what they actually accomplished.
From Reader's Catalog
A classic in American constitutional history, Farrand's famous account of the Federal Convention presents a vivid analysis of the conditions, the convictions, and the men who framed the Constitution of the United States
A reader from CA (Amazon.com)
I had to read this book for AP history. It is a little long, but
it is very informative, and detailed. It helped on the AP history
Max Farrand was a foremost historian and distinguished Yale professor.