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Young Patriots
Young Patriots
The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan
and the Revolution That Created the Constitution

by Charles Cerami
Published by Sourcebooks
May 2005


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  • Book Review from PatriotResource.com
  • Table of Contents
  • Other Charles Cerami Books

  • Description from Sourcebooks:
    Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan and the Revolution That Created the Constitution by Charles Cerami, the author of the very successful Jefferson's Great Gamble, is a gripping and dramatic narrative account of the creation of the Constitution of the United States.

    In the six years between Washington's victory and the Constitutional Convention in 1787, America was a nation largely in name but not in fact. The 13 states grew separately, and while an individual could clearly travel from one state to another, each state acted as a nation unto itself. Several created small navies and individually sent delegations to foreign countries.

    It took a group of visionaries to conceive of a country that could be governed by a powerful central authority. As Charles Cerami notes, this vision was held not so much by the elder founding fathers but by a younger generation of men, all in their thirties, with one in his twenties. The two leaders of this group were: James Madison, the man whose mind George Washington trusted most and the son of an impecunious plantation owner, and Alexander Hamilton, illegitimate, passionate and brilliant, who arrived in America to become George Washington's personal aide.

    These two men were the leaders of coterie of other young visionaries - Gouverneur Morris, Charlies Pinckney, James Wilson, Rufus Kane, and a few others who led the struggle for the creation of what many believe is the most important document defining democracy.

    Young Patriots goes on to tell of the struggle and compromises and the stories of these men, as they did the impossible, and changed so dramatically the course of civilization.





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