Fergus Bordewich - The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Bordewich won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history for his study of the Compromise of 1850, America’s Great Debate; he’s also written on the Underground Railroad and the history of Washington, D.C. His fourth book focuses on the First Federal Congress, in session between 1789 and 1791, which worked to turn the Constitution’s principles into a functional government. As he recreates the discussions and traces the contributions of founders including Washington, Jefferson, and Hamilton, Bordewich also lays out a model of consensus and compromise sorely needed in our own times.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781451691931
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2016

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