The All You Want to Know About United States Constitution: The Constitution, The Bill of Rights and Additional Amendments
"The United States Contitution" takes you back to Philadelphia in 1787 -- to four months filled with back-room deals, political scheming, and fierce debates. You'll feel the full impact of conflicts and passions that nearly tore apart the Philadelphia Convention, the ratification process, and the infant American nation, and understand the documents that shaped our country...more
Published May 1st 1998 by Simon & Schuster Audio
(first published August 1987)
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First the audio part of the book: terrible. Walter Cronkite was a great news anchor but he is a terrible narrator. The book sounds like a news cast, read with a choppy cadence. In fact, if you remember those cheesy school movies in the 70s called something like "And You Were There," also narrated by Cronkite, then you'll think the reading of this book is very similar. But worse for me was the constant distraction of various men of the Constitutional Convention, each read with an accent of some s...more
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an iconic American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for The CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1970s and 1980s he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America," because of his professional experience and avuncular demeanor. Cronkite died on July 17, 2009, at the age of 92 from cer...moreMore about Walter Cronkite...