Constitutional Journal: A Correspondent’s Report from the Convention of 1787

By Jeffrey St. John
Foreword by Warren E. Burger
Read by Jeff Riggenbach

7.50 Hours 12/01/1999 unabridged
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You are there, in 1787, at America’s constitutional convention, with the inside story that reads like a modern-day account of the secret proceedings in Philadelphia. Veteran print and broadcast journalist Jeffrey St. John “reports” each day’s proceedings, flavoring his dispatches with quotes from private correspondence and notes of the delegates. He captures the frustration, conflict, hope, and despair of America’s founders during that long, sweltering summer session, as the political future of the country hangs in the balance. It is an enthralling story, never before told in this journalistic form.

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Summary

You are there, in 1787, at America’s constitutional convention, with the inside story that reads like a modern-day account of the secret proceedings in Philadelphia. Veteran print and broadcast journalist Jeffrey St. John “reports” each day’s proceedings, flavoring his dispatches with quotes from private correspondence and notes of the delegates.

He captures the frustration, conflict, hope, and despair of America’s founders during that long, sweltering summer session, as the political future of the country hangs in the balance. It is an enthralling story, never before told in this journalistic form.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Riggenbach offers a smooth, outstanding reading. His voice is rich, well modulated and perfectly timed.” Kliatt
“Riggenbach’s voice is the perfect accompaniment to this book. He has a good sense of how to make history interesting, and his voice is easy to understand…Riggenbach gives the delegates a forum to air their views, but his voice never intrudes on the weight of their words.” AudioFile
“Lively, gripping, informative, all in all first rate…A superb job.” Richard D. Brown, University of Connecticut
“Captures the tension and drama of the Convention so thoroughly that I found myself at times eagerly wondering how the story would turn out, even though I’ve been studying the subject for forty years. The account is remarkably accurate.” Forrest McDonald, University of Alabama

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Author Bio: Jeffrey St. John

Jeffrey St. John is the author of six books, and has written extensively for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He won the National Press Foundation award for writing on the Constitution, and his work in television has received two Emmys.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English