- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 281 KB
- Print Length: 114 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Classics (29 April 2008)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00182XI44
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #303,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States (Bantam Classic) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I really should be reviewing the U.S. Constitution its self. But you can get copies almost anywhere including online. So the real difference comes in the introduction. Copies without any kibitzing are not bad; but try to find this in book form. Other versions go so far as to tell you that you are about to read outdated rhetoric. I do not need to read that before the Constitution.
With the Bantam Classic version we are treated to an introduction by an American Revolutionary scalar, Pauline Maier author of "Resistance to Revolution - Colonial radicals and the development of American opposition to Britain, 1765-1776."
What is good about the introduction is no preaching or soap box agenda. We get to see how the documents were drafted and molded into the constitution we all know. In the actual body of the document there are asterisks showing where the later amendments apply.
INTRODUCTION by Pauline Maier
NOTES TO THE INTRODUCTION
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
THE CONSTITUTUON OF THE UNITED STATES
THE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DATES TO REMEMBER
INDEX TO CONSTTIUTION AND AMENDMENTS
I keep a paperback copy in my library and a Kindle copy (Text-to-Speech: Enabled) for on the go I plug it into the car radio. Amazon will send a free Kindle sample.
Liberty! The American Revolution
There is a certain amount of historical context given for these documents in the introduction and notes, but this is not a history book. If you're after a concise history of the USA, then you might want to consider something like the "Mental Floss" history of the USA, which gives a quick history of the country - including the drafting of these documents - in only 400 easy-reading pages. The jocular style might not be to everyone's taste, though.
I'll repeat, just an absolute must have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read, now I understand all the chat on programmes like the West Wing and political US programmes.Published 2 months ago by ian
Haven't read it since I went Philadelphia, PA and it is good appreciate its texts. What a shame that the UK couldn't have a written constitution and be a republic.Published 21 months ago by Cool Uncle
This little book is a great read and more relevant today than it has ever been. All the information you will need on the constitution is very well presented in a compact package... Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2012 by ALDO
This is a great edition containing the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. It's pocket sized and the print quality is good. The introductory essay was a real bonus.Published on 23 Sept. 2011 by Sophocles
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