The title translated means "a new order for the ages" and, it being the motto on the Great Seal of the United States, is seen on the reverse side of the dollar bill. This audiobook explains both how and why the events that occurred in Philadelphia in September 1787 ushered in "a new order" in human affairs. McDonald deftly recreates the intellectual dimension of the amazing 55 men whose genius and passion gave to us the United States Constitution. It was this work that was primarily responsible for Forrest McDonald's appointment as the 1987 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, the highest scholarly recognition offered annually by the U.S. government through its National Endowment for the Humanities.
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