The Framing of the Constitution of the United States by Max FarrandA classic in American constitutional history, Max Farrand's famous account of the Federal Convention presents a vivid analysis of the conditions, the convictions, and the men who framed the Constitution of the United States. This basic work clarifies the intentions of the Founding Fathers and sheds light on the many issues of 1787 that are of vital importance today.
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The United States Constitution: One Document, Many Choices by John R. VileThis book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty.