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The Federalist Papers (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-fiction

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Summary

Hailed by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written,” The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five essays published by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay from 1787 to 1788, as a means to persuade the public to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

With nearly two-thirds of the essays written by Hamilton, this enduring classic is perfect for modern audiences passionate about his work or seeking a deeper understanding of one of the most important documents in US history.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Federalist Papers, this edition of The Federalist Papers (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. 

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • George
  • 13-07-18

Very Readable

This book is an essential to anyone interested in the early formation of American politics. The performance makes the audio of this book very engaging, and I'm not sure if I could have gotten through the book otherwise. Fascinating work.

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  • Michael W.
  • 16-02-19

Excellent!

A wonderful rendition of historical documents that I wish I would have found 40 years ago!

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  • Charles Horikami
  • 04-08-19

Great Voice for Great Words

This version of The Federalist Papers carries with it an emotion I imagine would be used by the founding fathers and is adequately portrayed by the voice actor.

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  • William C Cady
  • 02-08-19

A very good book

I recommend this to all interested in knowing about our constitution and our founding.

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  • David R.
  • 01-07-19

One of Three Essential American Documents

Every American citizen, and anyone who wants to understand the American government, should read the Federalist Papers, Washington’s Farewell Letter and the US Constitution. The writing of the Federalist Papers is superb as the three authors were extremely talented in the art of communication and there knowledge of the many forms of government. The reader did a decent job for a document promoting a new and bold form of government, a government, prescribed in law, to respect and to protect the inalienable rights of the individual. Although it took many decades to fulfill the Constitution’s mandate, the fact that these principles were written into law and the mechanisms put into place to eventually make it so for all. Unfortunately, we must remain vigilant to keep those in government from going backwards and deny individuals their rights as prescribed in our Constitution, in particular, the first and second amendments.

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  • Claire Bassett
  • 23-06-19

I must for everyone who slept through history class

This is essential reading for everyone who would like to claim the know what our founding fathers meant when they crafted the US constitution and foresaw the Bill of Rights
Too many halfwits expound on what is or is not Constitutional.
Perhaps we can get to a more civil discourse if everyone was required to read & understand this epic compendium of constitutional intent!

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  • Ezri M. Silver
  • 01-08-18

A Piece of the Foundation of the United States

This is a worthwhile time investment to understand the origins of the American democracy. The foundations of the constitution are laid bear with some sobering explanations for the ideals from which the country evolved and has devolved. Pay attention to the limitations of communication in shaping representation as well as the wide berth into the 2nd amendment (2 particular "papers" are dedicated to the subject).

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  • Andrew George
  • 06-08-18

Over the top at a great price.

The performance is too emphatic. The text would be better endured with an inquisitive tone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-19

wonderful ratings

wonderful ratings for anyone who wants to understand the founding of America it takes you back to the time when these Great Men debated and eventually ratified

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  • Don Roper
  • 14-11-18

Constitution still applies in the 21st Century

After going through The Federalist Papers for the first time in my life, it was found that this book of papers written over 200 years ago still applies to our society today in the 21st century. Must say it is easier to listen to than to sit down and read but then the reading was meant more for research purposes than reading cover to cover as a newspapers. One can find how the Constitution actually does apply in the case of indicting a sitting POTUS. In order to indict a sitting POTUS, the sitting POTUS must be impeached first including the Senate finding for the impeachment with a 2/3 vote. If that does not apply to the discussion in 2018 for something written 230 years ago, I don't know what does. #application #Constittution #impeachment #Tagsviving #Sweepstakes

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