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The Genius of the People by  Jr  Charles L. - First Edition - 1987 - from Twin City Antiquarian Books and Biblio.com

The Genius of the People

by Mee, Charles L., Jr

Condition: Near Fine/Fine


New York: Harper & Row, 1987. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Full brown cloth, gilt titles on spine, endpaper maps, xv, 348 pp, illustrations in text, notes, bibliography, index. Previous owner's initials on recto of ffep & signature on half-title, else fine. DJ in Brodart archival cover. In this history of America's 1787 Constitutional Convention, "Mee...is a master of leading the reader through the personalities, issues, conflicts, and implications of an epoch-making meeting of brilliant and not-so-brilliant political leaders who had different and often opposed agendas and whose disagreements and compromises, alliances and feuds, vision and shortsightedness create the main lines of the history to come." Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.). First Edition. . Near Fine/Fine. 24 X 16 cm.


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