9781641770620-1641770627-The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law

The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law

ISBN-13: 9781641770620
ISBN-10: 1641770627
Edition: Reprint
Author: Tartakovsky, Joseph
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Encounter Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781641770620
ISBN-10: 1641770627
Edition: Reprint
Author: Tartakovsky, Joseph
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Encounter Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tartakovsky, Joseph wrote The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1641770627 and 9781641770620. Since then The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In a fascinating blend of biography and history, Joseph Tartakovsky tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals―some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. Sweeping from settings as diverse as Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, and crowded with a vivid Dickensian cast, Tartakovsky shows how America’s unique constitutional culture grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government.

Joining the ranks of other great American storytellers, Tartakovsky chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court.

From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history as never told before, and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken.

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