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Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787 by  Catherine Drinker Bowen - Hardcover - Book Club (BCE/BOMC) - 1986 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787

by Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Condition: Fine/Fine


Boston, MA: The American Past/Little, Brown and Company, 1986. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Warren Chappell. Hardcover BCE Book and Jacket in Fine Condition, in blue and red bookcase which is in Near Fine Condition, with gilt design on bookcase. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrations by Warren Chappell. Ten-page illustrated paper Bicentennial Portfolio, "The Men Who Made the Constitution" is laid in. The book is a handsome volume-clean, solid, tight, sharp corners, unmarked volume. Ivory linen binding with blue and red lettering on front and on spine. Red ribbon page marker. Publisher's blue tint on top edge of page block, matches color of bookcase. Frontis: portrait of George Washington. Fifteen delightful drawings in color--some quite humorous to fit the occasion. Front endpapers: Washington's annotated copy of thr Constitution; rear endpapers: Voting record of the Convention kept by Major William Jackson. Jacket in ivory with blue and red print. America's miracle moment for self-government. The Miracle at Philadelphia is a narrative, taken from contemporary reports of the Federal Convention, from newspapers, diaries, letters and utterances of the delegates and their friends. xxv, 346 pages with index. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. The American Past/Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA 1986.

Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention is a work of historical non-fiction, written by Catherine Drinker Bowen and originally published in 1966. Bowen recounts the Philadelphia Convention, a meeting in 1787 that created the United States Constitution. Bowen draws much of her information from notes and journals of the Framers, especially James Madison.




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