The Story of the Unlikely Alliance That Saved the Constitution and United the Nation
By Bruce Chadwick
(Sourcebooks, Hardcover, 9781402211362, 324pp.)
Publication Date: May 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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From noted historian Bruce Chadwickacclaimed as "a writer incapable of dull storytelling"Triumvirate is the dramatic story of the uniting of a nation and the unlikely alliance at the heart of it all.
When the smoke cleared from Revolutionary War battlefields, independent-minded Americans turned against each other.
Strong individuals with wildly different personalities, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay joined forces to convince wary Americans and thirteen headstrong states to unite as one. Together they wrote the startlingly original Federalist Papers not as an exercise in governmental philosophy, but instead aimed at overcoming the common man's fears. Their relentless efforts laid the groundwork for ratifying the Constitution against rampant opposition.
United by an intense love for their emerging nation, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay forged its legacy in pen and ink. "Dr. Chadwick tells an exciting story. His analysis will provoke further debate about this momentous period in American history."
Dr. Paul Clemens, the Chairman of the Rutgers University Department of History
PRAISE FOR TRIUMVIRATE
"The author effectively details the fi erce debates in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York and the serpentine political machinations that helped bring about the birth of a nationNot just a history lesson, but an examination of the fundamental ideas that gave birth to the United States."
"Chadwick tells an exciting storyHis analysis will provoke further debate about this momentous period in American history."
Dr. Paul Clemens, Rutgers University
"If you think you know how America's founding document came about, think again. In this remarkable new book, Bruce Chadwick reminds us of the three extraordinary men who worked state by state, individual by individual, to ensure passage of the Constitution. It's a fascinating tale, well told."
Terry Golway, author of Washington's General and Ronald Reagan's America
PRAISE FOR BRUCE CHADWICK
"A writer incapable of dull storytelling."
"Chadwick vividly brings to life a time of turmoil and hope in a book that should endure as a fi ne example of historical journalism."
Willard Sterne Randall, author of George Washington: A Life