Widely compared to Catherine Drinker
Miracle at Philadelphia (1966), considered
by many to be the classic work on the American
constitution, The Summer of 1787's
fly-on-the-wall narrative style stands up to the
comparison in the opinion of most reviewers.
Like Bowen, Stewart focuses solely on the four summer months during which the bulk of the Constitution was framed and does not cover the State ratification process or the first Federal Congress, which established a number of elements including The Bill of Rights. A couple of reviewers point to this as a limitation of The Summer of 1787, but this reviewer thinks that Stewart is right to focus on just these four sweltering months.
The Summer of 1787 is ...
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