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Editorial Reviews

Everyone is aware of the old maxim, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Luckily, Jimcin Recordings has released a fine production of The Federalist Papers, with veteran narrator Jim Killavey giving a hard-nosed performance, providing listeners with an easy and pleasurable entry to some of the original documents informing the organization of the United States of America. Written by Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Jay The Federalist Papers is a collection of essays concerning the ratification of the United States Constitution and about their broader ideas on government and society. This production is essential listening for anyone interested in government and the origins of America's policies.
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Publisher's Summary

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles, written between 1897 and 1888, advocating for the ratification of the United States Constitution. They serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. The articles were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, under the pseudonym "Publius". James Madison is generally credited as the father of the Constitution and became the fourth president of the United States. Alexander Hamilton was an active delegate at the Constitutional Convention, and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. John Jay became the first Chief Justice of the United States.
The following representative essays are included in this collection as well as the United States Constitution and the Amendments: "Introduction", by Alexander Hamilton; "Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence", by John Jay (in four parts); "Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States, by Alexander Hamilton; "The Consequences of Hostilities Between the States", by Alexander Hamilton; "The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection", by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison; and more.
(P)1988 Jimcin Recordings
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3 out of 5 stars
By Dale K. on 05-27-11

Classics must be rated

A timeless classic that simply needs to be read to understand the mindset of our fathers.

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3 out of 5 stars
By J. Roderick on 07-30-08

Wooden Reader

I have openly wept reading these essays with their vision of what our republic could be and what it could turn into if we make the wrong choices. So I was predisposed to enjoy this audio book, but the reader was so dry and seemingly uninvolved that I can't recommend this one.

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26 of 46 people found this review helpful

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