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Plain, Honest Men by Richard Beeman
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Sep 27, 2009

really liked it

The book focuses on the Constitutional Convention that took place in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. All the "big names" were there--Washington, Jefferson, Franklin--and, of course, William Paterson of New Jersey. While slow in a couple of spots, the information gleaned from this treasure of a book is well worth it. The book not only covers what happened inside the convention, but who was dining with whom, or staying in the same boarding house, outside the convention. Interestingly, the Founding Fathers were virtually unanimous that the "demos" couldn't be trusted with the vote.

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