Sebastian De Grazia's A Country With No Name: Tales from the Constitution PDF

By Sebastian De Grazia

ISBN-10: 0679419772

ISBN-13: 9780679419778

ISBN-10: 0679744223

ISBN-13: 9780679744221

In an imaginitive and masterful paintings of historical past, Pulitzer Prize-winner Sebastian de Grazia has created memorable characters. Nineteen-year-old Oliver Huggins is in for the academic of his existence. For twelve afternoons, Claire St. John, a beguiling British graduate scholar, will disclose to him the untold tale of yank Constitutional historical past. Her capability: the Socratic process. Her message: that the structure was once itself unconstitutional, and that its authors' lack of ability to settle on a reputation for the republic muddied the document's that means for the long run forward.
Through those "tutorials" de Grazia passes in evaluate our such a lot respected heroes—Jefferson, Washington, Marshall, Lincoln, and Thoreau—revealing the complexity in their characters. St. John's unsettling stories arouse extra in her disciple than highbrow interest. Their courting unrolls in so funny and seductive a fashion that just a musty educational may possibly item. Satirical, clever, and sure-handed, A state without Name combines historical past and literature, politics and legislations to reinvigorate our greatest traditions.

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