Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution
ISBN: 168369127X
EAN13: 9781683691273
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
An entertaining and essential collection of stories about the surprising and strange fates of the thirty-nine statesmen who created the U.S. Constitution. Now in paperback with a brand-new cover, this companion volume to Signing Their Lives Away tells the untold stories of the signers of the U.S. Constitution and comes at a time when our constitutional rights are at the forefront of everyone's minds. Remember when our elected officials knew how to compromise? Here are short, irreverent, fun, and fact-filled biographies of the 39 men who set aside their differences and signed their names to the U.S. Constitution--the oldest written constitution of any nation in the world. You'll meet: - The Signer Who Believed in Aliens - The Signer Who Was Shot in the Stomach - The Signer Who Went Bankrupt - The Peg-Legged Signer - And many more colorful colonists Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Rights Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for students, history buffs, politicos, and Hamilton fans alike.