The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution
"…I wish today’s political leaders, especially in Washington, would show the courage and willingness to fight for what they believe in, but possess an understanding of the need to compromise to solve the nation’s problems. They all need to go off and read [The Summer of] 1787."
—General Colin Powell, New York Times Book Review
“Riveting. . . Stewart vibrantly renders . . . the poisonous politics, the personal animosities and the unbridled corruption that will leave readers rooting for both sides to lose. Likely to become the standard version of this historic clash between a president and Congress.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
As a bestselling writer of history and historical novels, David O. Stewart applies the storytelling and analytical skills honed by years in trial and appellate law practice. Critics have called him "an acknowledged master of narrative history" and "one of our best new writers of historical mysteries."
• Washington Writing Award for Best Book of the year (Summer of 1787)
• Bloomberg View: Best Historical Mystery of the year (The Lincoln Deception)
• The William H. Prescott Award of the Colonial Dames of America (Madison's Gift)
• The History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati (American Emperor)