Prizewinning author Joseph J. Ellis explains how Washington, Hamilton, Jay, and Madison helped orchestrate the complex political process that ultimately resulted in the Constitutional Convention and the Bill of Rights.
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Andrew Roberts, who knew Lady Thatcher well, explores the secrets and leadership style of the first female prime minister of Great Britain.
Historian Edward J. Larson explores how George Washington reluctantly came to preside over the Constitutional Convention, mediate the fractious states, and, as a result, help secure our republic’s future.
Renowned scholar Akhil Reed Amar sheds new light on America’s constitutional landscape by exploring how the nation’s legal tradition unites a vast and disparate land.
Using his final public address, historian Louis P. Masur traces the evolution of Lincoln’s ideas and debate over reconstruction policies during the war.