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28-11-2016, 08:53 AM
The Great Rehearsal
The Great Rehearsal by Carl Van Doren was originally published in 1948. I inherited a copy with my father's library. It is currently available in paperback so I think it is still being used for classes in American government. There were several copies on ebay last time I looked.

The book chronicles the development and reasons for our US constitution. The articles of confederation and their failure as a founding document are discussed.

I would rather listen to Wayne Newton doing a cover of Stairway to Heaven than discuss government and politics. Still, I found in this book one of the best descriptions of the founding of our Union.

The Federalist Papers is a good prequel if you want a follow up book. Just make sure you get the real thing, as there is at least one "revised" printing out there.
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29-11-2016, 01:36 AM
RE: The Great Rehearsal
(28-11-2016 08:53 AM)Warts And All Wrote:  Just make sure you get the real thing, as there is at least one "revised" printing out there.

What's wrong with a revised printing? I'd expect it to be more up to date.

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29-11-2016, 08:16 AM
RE: The Great Rehearsal
"Revised" as in edited/clipped/interpreted to endorse a particular set of beliefs. The 85 essays were written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay to explain the provisions of the constitution and require no interpretation.
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