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By Sebastian De Grazia

ISBN-10: 0679419772

ISBN-13: 9780679419778

ISBN-10: 0679744223

ISBN-13: 9780679744221

In an ingenious and masterful paintings of background, Pulitzer Prize-winner Sebastian de Grazia has created memorable characters. Nineteen-year-old Oliver Huggins is in for the academic of his lifestyles. For twelve afternoons, Claire St. John, a beguiling British graduate scholar, will disclose to him the untold tale of yankee Constitutional background. Her skill: the Socratic procedure. Her message: that the structure was once itself unconstitutional, and that its authors' lack of ability to settle on a reputation for the republic muddied the document's that means for the longer term forward.
Through those "tutorials" de Grazia passes in evaluate our such a lot respected heroes—Jefferson, Washington, Marshall, Lincoln, and Thoreau—revealing the complexity in their characters. St. John's unsettling stories arouse extra in her disciple than highbrow interest. Their dating unrolls in so funny and seductive a manner that just a musty educational might item. Satirical, clever, and sure-handed, A state without Name combines heritage and literature, politics and legislation to reinvigorate our greatest traditions.

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