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By Sebastian De Grazia

ISBN-10: 0679419772

ISBN-13: 9780679419778

ISBN-10: 0679744223

ISBN-13: 9780679744221

In an innovative and masterful paintings of heritage, Pulitzer Prize-winner Sebastian de Grazia has created memorable characters. Nineteen-year-old Oliver Huggins is in for the educational of his existence. For twelve afternoons, Claire St. John, a beguiling British graduate pupil, will divulge to him the untold tale of yankee Constitutional historical past. Her potential: the Socratic approach. Her message: that the structure used to be itself unconstitutional, and that its authors' lack of ability to decide on a reputation for the republic muddied the document's which means for the longer term forward.
Through those "tutorials" de Grazia passes in assessment our so much 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 fashion that just a musty educational may possibly item. Satirical, clever, and sure-handed, A kingdom with out Name combines background and literature, politics and legislation to reinvigorate our greatest traditions.

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