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Decision in Philadelphia
by Christopher and James Collier

The Living U.S. Constitution
by Jacob Landynski and Saul Padover

Don't Know Much About History
by Kenneth Davis

The Bill of Rights
by Akhil Amar

The Anti-Federalist Papers
by Ralph Ketcham (Ed.)

The Federalist Papers
by Charles Kesler (Ed.)

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America's Constitution: A Biography Akhil Reed Amar Amazon
The Truth (With Jokes) Al Franken Amazon
Using Terri : The Religious Right's Conspiracy to Take Away Our Rights Jon Eisenberg Amazon
Plan of Attack Bob Woodward Amazon
The 37th Amendment: A Novel Susan Shelley Amazon
Constitutional Law Stories Michael Dorf Amazon
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right Al Franken Amazon

Steve's Favorites

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America (The Book) : A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Jon Stewart Amazon
America's Constitution: A Biography Akhil Reed Amar Amazon
The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates Ralph Ketcham Amazon
The Bill of Rights Akhil Amar Amazon
Decision at Philadelphia Christopher Collier, James Collier Amazon
The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States Introduction by Pauline Maier Amazon
Don't Know Much About History : Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned Kenneth C. Davis Amazon
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States Charles Beard Amazon
The Federalist Papers : Bantam Classic Garry Wills, ed. Amazon
The Federalist Papers Charles Kessler, ed. Amazon
Founding Brothers Joseph J. Ellis Amazon
Impeachment: A Handbook Charles L. Black, Jr. Amazon
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right Al Franken Amazon
The Living U.S. Constitution Saul K. Padover and Jacob W. Landynski Amazon
Miracle at Philadelphia Catherine Drinker Bowen Amazon
Origins of the Bill of Rights Leonard W. Levy Amazon
The People's Choice Jeff Greenfield Amazon
A People's History of the Supreme Court Peter Irons Amazon
On Reading the Constitution Laurence Tribe and Michael Dorf Amazon
The Spirit of 1787 Milton Lomask Amazon
The Truth (With Jokes) Al Franken Amazon
Terrorism and the Constitution David Cole and James Dempsey Amazon
The U.S. Constitution for Everyone Mort Gerberg Amazon
Using Terri : The Religious Right's Conspiracy to Take Away Our Rights Jon Eisenberg Amazon

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John Adams David McCullough Amazon Ken Grady
Original Intent David Barton Amazon Zachary J. Peterson
Original Meanings : Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution Jack N. Rakove Amazon Kevin Himebaugh
The Tempting of America : The Political Seduction of the Law Robert H. Bork Amazon Herbert Nowell
The Turning Point Scott McMahan Bowman Amazon Scott Bowman
Extremism Triumphant: The Politics of Slavery and Abortion Darin Wipperman Amazon Darin Wipperman
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The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, James Jay Amazon N/A
American Notes Rudyard Kipling Amazon Amazon
The Star-Spangled Banner John Carpenter Amazon N/A
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Children's Books

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The Bill of Rights (Cornerstones of Freedom) -Children's- R. Conrad Stein Amazon
The Constitution of the United States -Children's- Karen Judson Amazon
The Declaration of Independence (Cornerstones of Freedom) -Children's- Richard Conrad Stein Amazon
If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution -Children's- Elizabeth Levy Amazon

The United States Constitution

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American Constitution : It's Origin and Development Alfred Hinsey Kelly, Winfred Harbison, Herman Belz Amazon
The American Constitution and Its Provenance Richard G. Stevens Amazon
A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments John R. Vile Amazon
The Constitution of the United States Harold J. Spaeth, Edward Conrad Smith Amazon
The Constitution of the United States : A Primer for the People David P. Currie Amazon
The Constitution of the United States : An Introduction Floyd G. Cullop Amazon
CQ's Guide to the U.S. Constitution Ralph Mitchell Amazon
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States Charles Austin Beard Amazon
The Exhaustive Concordance to the United States Constitution : With Topical Index and Rapid Reference Constitution Dennis Bizzoco (Editor) Amazon
The Frozen Republic : How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy Daniel Lazare Amazon
The People's Guide to the United States Constitution Dave Kluge Amazon

The Framers and The Critics

Title Author Link
The Anti Federalists : Critics of the Constitution, 1781-1788 Jackson Turner Main Amazon
Are We to Be a Nation : The Making of the Constitution Richard B. Bernstein, Kym S. Rice Amazon
The Complete Bill of Rights : The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins Neil H. Cogan (Editor) Amazon
Creating the Bill of Rights : The Documentary Record from the First Federal Congress Helen E. Veit (Editor), Kenneth R. Bowling, Charlene B. Bickford (Editor) Amazon
Creating the Constitution : The Convention of 1787 and the First Congress Thornton Anderson Amazon
The Creation of the Constitution : Opposing Viewpoints William Dudley (Editor) Amazon
The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One Bernard Bailyn (Editor) Amazon
The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part Two Bernard Bailyn (Editor) Amazon
The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton Amazon
1776 David McCullough Amazon
Founding Brothers Joseph J. Ellis Amazon
Founding Mothers Cokie Roberts Amazon
American Sphinx : The Character of Thomas Jefferson Joseph J. Ellis Amazon
His Excellency : George Washington Joseph J. Ellis Amazon
John Jay : Founding Father Walter Stahr Amazon
John Adams David McCullough Amazon
Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Amazon
Benjamin Franklin : An American Life Walter Isaacson Amazon

The Legislature

Title Author Link
The American Speakership : The Office in Historical Perspective Ronald M. Peters Amazon
Congress, the Constitution, & the Supreme Court Charles Warren Amazon
Civil Rights, the Constitution, and Congress, 1863-1869 Earl M. Maltz Amazon
Arguing About Slavery : John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the United States Congress William Lee Miller Amazon
The Citizen's Guide to Lobbying Congress Donald E. Dekieffer Amazon
Congress, the Press, and the Public Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein (Editor) Amazon
Contest for Constitutional Authority : The Abortion and War Powers Debates Susan R. Burgess Amazon
The Making of an American Senate : Reconstitutive Change in Congress, 1787-1841 Elaine K. Swift Amazon
The Senate of the United States : A Bicentennial History Richard A. Baker Amazon

The Executive

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The American Presidency : Origins and Development, 1776-1993 Sidney M. Milkis, Michael Nelson Amazon
At the President's Side : The Vice Presidency in the Twentieth Century Timothy Walch (Editor) Amazon
The Constitution and the American Presidency Martin Fausold, Alan Shank Amazon
Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President Louis Fisher Amazon
The People's Choice Jeff Greenfield Amazon
Powers of the Presidency compiled by The Congressional Quarterly Amazon
The President, Congress and the Constitution : Power and Legitimacy in American Politics Christopher H. Pyle and Richard M Pious Amazon
The President : Office and Powers, 1787-1984 Edward Corwin Amazon
The Starr Report : The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the White House Scandals with Analysis by the Staff of The Washington Post Kenneth Starr Amazon

The Supreme Court

Title Author Link
Congress, the Constitution, & the Supreme Court Charles Warren Amazon
The Constitution in the Supreme Court; The First Hundred Years, 1789-1888 David P. Currie Amazon
Criminal Procedure and the Constitution, 1997 : Leading Supreme Court Cases and Introductory Text Jerold H. Israel Amazon
Furman V. Georgia : The Death Penalty and the Constitution Burt M. Henson, Ross R. Olney Amazon
The Living Constitution : Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Peter P. Sgroi Amazon
A People's History of the Supreme Court Peter Irons Amazon

The Bill of Rights and the Amendments

Title Author Link
The Amendments to the Constitution : A Commentary George Anastaplo Amazon
The Bill of Rights : Original Meaning and Current Understanding Eugene W. Hickok Amazon
The Bill of Rights : What It Is, What It Means, and How It's Been Misused Shannon Leigh Fallon Amazon
The Bill of Rights in Modern America : After 200 Years David J. Bodenhamer, James W. Ely (Editor) Amazon
The Bill of Rights in the Modern State Geoffrey R. Stone, Richard A. Epstein, Cass R. Sunstein (Editor) Amazon
The Bill of Rights Akhil Amar Amazon
Constitutional Brinkmanship : Amending the Constitution by National Convention Russell L. Caplan Amazon
Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-1995 John R. Vile Amazon
Gun Control and the Constitution : Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment Robert J. Cottrol (Editor) Amazon
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment : Its Complete History and Earliest Applications John D. Feerick Amazon

Other Constitutional Topics

Title Author Link
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History John A. Garraty Amazon
Affirmative Action : Social Justice or Reverse Discrimination? Francis J. Beckwith (Editor), Todd E. Jones (Editor) Amazon
The Alchemy of Race and Rights Patricia J. Williams Amazon
Constitutions of the World : A Philadelphia Constitution Foundation Book Albert P. Blaustein Amazon
Don't Know Much About History : Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned Kenneth C. Davis Amazon
The First Impeachment : The Constitution's Framers and the Case of Senator William Blount Buckner F. Melton Amazon
Japanese Americans Struggle for Equality Liane Hirabayashi Amazon
Recapturing the Constitution; Race, Religion, and Abortion Reconsidered Stephen B. Presser Amazon
Rethinking Abortion : Equal Choice, the Constitution, and Reproductive Politics Mark A. Graber Amazon
The Right to Privacy : Gays, Lesbians, and the Constitution Vincent J. Samar Amazon
A Well Regulated Militia : The Battle over Gun Control William Weir Amazon

The Declaration of Independence

Title Author Link
American Scripture : Making the Declaration of Independence Pauline Maier Amazon
The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of its Signers Benson Lossing Amazon
To Secure These Rights : The Declaration of Independence Scott Douglas Gerber, Henry Julian Abraham Amazon
Unlocking the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence Robert M. Goldberg, Richard M. Haynes Amazon

The Articles of Confederation

Title Author Link
The Articles of Confederation; An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the American Revolution 1774-1781 Merrill Jensen Amazon
A Politics of Tensions : The Articles of Confederation and American Political Ideas Robert W. Hoffert Amazon

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