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Author Bordewich, Fergus M., author.

Title The First Congress : how James Madison, George Washington, and a group of extraordinary men invented the government / Fergus M. Bordewich.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.


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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xv, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-377) and index.
Contents Preface: Nebuchadnezzar's monster -- An ocean always turbulent -- The fostering hand of government -- A new era -- Pomp and quiddling -- A very perplexing business -- A great and delicate subject -- Vile politics -- Propositions of a doubtful nature -- Paper guarantees -- A centre without parallel -- Interlude I -- The labyrinth of finance -- A gross national iniquity -- The trumpet of sedition -- Cabals, meetings, plots & counterplots -- A southern position -- Indians -- Interlude II -- Freedom's favorite seat -- A most mischievous engine -- Epilogue: American dawn.
Summary "The First Congress was the most important in US history says prizewinning author and historian Fergus Bordewich, because it established how our government would actually function. Had it failed--as many at the time feared it would--it's possible that the United States as we know it would not exist today,"--NoveList.
Subject United States. Congress (1st : 1789-1791)
United States. Congress. (OCoLC)fst00529490
Chronological Term 1789 - 1797
Subject Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1797.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781451691931 (hardback)
1451691939 (hardback)

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