Triumvirate by Bruce Chadwick
The Story of the Unlikely Alliance That Saved the Constitution and United the Nation

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From noted historian Bruce Chadwick—acclaimed as "a writer incapable of dull storytelling"—Triumvirate is the dramatic story of the uniting of a nation and the unlikely alliance at the heart of it all.

When the smoke cleared from Revolutionary War battlefields, independent-minded Americans turned against each other.

Strong individuals with wildly different personalities, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay joined forces to convince wary Americans and thirteen headstrong states to unite as one. Together they wrote the startlingly original Federalist Papers not as an exercise in governmental philosophy, but instead aimed at overcoming the common man's fears. Their relentless efforts laid the groundwork for ratifying the Constitution against rampant opposition.

United by an intense love for their emerging nation, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay forged its legacy in pen and ink.

"Dr. Chadwick tells an exciting story. His analysis will provoke further debate about this momentous period in American history."
Dr. Paul Clemens, the Chairman of the Rutgers University Department of History

"The author effectively details the fi erce debates in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York and the serpentine political machinations that helped bring about the birth of a nation…Not just a history lesson, but an examination of the fundamental ideas that gave birth to the United States."
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"Chadwick tells an exciting story…His analysis will provoke further debate about this momentous period in American history."
Dr. Paul Clemens, Rutgers University

"If you think you know how America's founding document came about, think again. In this remarkable new book, Bruce Chadwick reminds us of the three extraordinary men who worked state by state, individual by individual, to ensure passage of the Constitution. It's a fascinating tale, well told."
Terry Golway, author of Washington's General and Ronald Reagan's America

"A writer incapable of dull storytelling."
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"Chadwick vividly brings to life a time of turmoil and hope in a book that should endure as a fi ne example of historical journalism."
Willard Sterne Randall, author of George Washington: A Life


About Bruce Chadwick

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Bruce Chadwick is a former journalist and author of eight works of history including" The First American Army, George Washington's War, The General and Mrs. Washington, Brother Against Brother, Two American Presidents, Traveling the Underground Railroad, The Reel Civil War, and Lincoln for President". He lectures in American history at Rutgers University and also teaches writing at New Jersey City University.
Published May 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, War. Non-fiction

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Many others, however, initially opposed the new constitution, fearing it would transfer too much power from the states to the federal government and restrict individual liberties.

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