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Title:
Decision in Philadelphia : the Constitutional Convention of 1787
Author:
Collier, Christopher, 1930-
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Edition:
First Ballantine Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, 1987.

©1986
Physical Description:
xiv, 432 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345346520
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Includes a complete copy of the Constitution. Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available."--Library Journal


Author Notes

Christopher Collins is a writer of historical novels for children.

Collier has taught at both the University of Bridgeport and the University of Connecticut. He has also served as Connecticut's State Historian.

The violence and profanity in Collier's works is very controversial, rendering them banned from reading curriculums in certain schools. Despite the controversy, Collier's book My Brother Sam is Dead won a Newberry Honor in 1975. He has also written War Comes to Willie Freeman, and The Literature of Connecticut History and Roger Sherman's Connecticut for adults.

(Bowker Author Biography)