The Summer Of 1787 : The Men Who Invented The Constitution

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Brief Introduction: The novel The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution chronicles in depth the taxing process that led to establishing a new draft of government, the Constitution. Its author David O. Stewart is an adept man, whose notable achievements well qualify him to write in the genre of American History. Stewart has been practicing law in Washington D.C. for over twenty-five years, with many of his cases concerning constitutional law. With this career, Stewart has had the opportunity to not only defend criminals but to challenge government actions as being unconstitutional and to argue cases before the United States Supreme Court, providing him with extensive knowledge of the constitution. While preparing to brief one of these cases to the Supreme Court, Stewart read every page of Madison’s notes from the Constitutional Convention, all five hundred plus, which sparked his desire to write about the Convention. In his writing career, Stewart has been featured in many esteemed columns and newspapers as well as nominated for multiple awards for his work, which often focuses on law. His first novel, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, was published by Simon and Schuster and copyrighted in 2007, and contains three hundred forty-nine pages. Special features of the novel include two appendixes, which explain the elector system in depth and display the Constitution. The novel also includes a section of further reading suggestions as well…
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