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Description - Origins of the Bill of Rights by Leonard W. Levy

In this fascinating history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300089011
ISBN-10: 0300089015
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leonard W. Levy

Leonard W. Levy is Mellon Professor Emeritus at the Claremont Graduate University and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Southern Oregon State College. He is the author of thirty-six books, including Origins of the Fifth Amendment, for which he received a Pulitzer Prize.

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