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Tempest at Dawn ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Tempest at Dawn By James D. Best ✐ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The United States is on the brink of total collapse The military has been reduced to near extinction economic turmoil saps hope and anarchy threatens as world powers hover like vultures eager to devou The United States is on the brink of total collapse The military has been reduced Tempest at eBook õ to near extinction economic turmoil saps hope and anarchy threatens as world powers hover like vultures eager to devour the remains In a desperate move a few powerful men call a secret meeting to plot the overthrow of the government Fifty five men came to Philadelphia in May of with a congressional charter to revise the Articles of Confederation Instead they founded the longest lasting republic in world history Tempest at Dawn tells their story.


10 thoughts on “Tempest at Dawn

  1. Estott Estott says:

    I must admit I didn't finish this Basically this is a reconstruction of the Constitutional Convention in novel form with some dialogue and narrative added Adams Franklin chatting about the food or the accommodations stuff like that Decently enough written but ultimately this bored me in part because the ending is no surprise they ratify the Constitution


  2. Kent Stuver Kent Stuver says:

    Tempest at Dawn was an intriguing treatment of a subject that has interested me for some time Students do not always get taught about the chaos and disruption that existed during the years immediately following the American Revolution under the Articles of Confederation Nor is there a general understanding of the different competing interests that each State brought to the Constitutional ConventionJames Best has added color and intrigue to his depiction of the creation of one of the most influential documents in history the US Constitution Best acknowledges in his afterward that he has taken artistic liberty with the subject So students shouldn't rely upon Tempest at Dawn for answers to their history tests Nevertheless Best brings life to the individuals and procedures that made up the ConventionIn particular it is interesting to better understand the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing that was necessary to forge the Great Compromise The interests of the large States versus the small States and the northern States versus the southern States all come to light along with the roles they played in the compromise Additionally it was interesting to see how the strong personalities of George Washington Ben Franklin James Madison and Robert Sherman all played off each other to create what may still be the most innovative form of government in the worldI was hoping to see insight into the process of ratification among the different States along with a detailed look at how the Federalist Papers came into play However that may be a large enough topic to be the subject of a book all on its ownOverall Tempest at Dawn would be a good book to recommend to a student who is reuired to study the Constitutional Convention in order to create a better understanding of the somewhat dry source material that is presently available for research


  3. Rosemarie Rosemarie says:

    What an incredible book It was so meaty that it took me a month to read Based on his historical research James Best wrote this novel about the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia as told by an aging James Madison to an abolitionist writer Once Madison begins his story we're taken back to 1787 Each chapter is told from the viewpoint of either James Madison delegate from Virginia or Roger Sherman delegate from Connecticut Because of the anti slavery viewpoint of the interviewer the author via Madison shares in great detail the reason the Constitution didn't abolish slavery at that time giving an amazing look into what had to be done and why time was of the essence Other than shortening some timelines and attributing a few minor comments to people who weren't the ones to say them to keep the number of characters down the story is accurate according to historical documents and the written notes that James Madison took during each session If you want to understand how the Constitution was written and stand even in awe at the beauty of that document you must read Tempest at Dawn


  4. Michael Newton Michael Newton says:

    Thanks to James Best's masterpiece Tempest at Dawn I felt like the 56th delegate at the Constitutional Convention Using vivid narrative and expressive dialogue Tempest at Dawn presents all the major issues the Founding Fathers struggled with More impressive you get to know the character of the men who created our great nationTempest at Dawn is based primarily on Madison’s notes to the Convention Mr Best adds to the story events that happened outside of the State House It is a true credit to the author that it is difficult to tell where Madison’s notes end and the author’s speculations beginKeeping in mind that Tempest at Dawn is historical fiction it is a must read for anybody who wants to understand the principles and efforts that went into creating the Constitution and struggles to create our nation


  5. Sandra Sue Sandra Sue says:

    This was a wonderful book It puts history in an interesting and easy to read format


  6. Tien Tien says:

    First I have to note that I do not read politics books because mostly I just can't get my head around how some things work And secondly because the stereotypical Asian in me cannot abide conflict; I cringed I flinched I hid under my shell And that is my reaction to most of this book Tempest At Dawn is set in those months where educated influential men gathered in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation The 2 main protagonists are James Madison and Roger Sherman One with the purist dream of a republic and the other with the will and force to make it workableThe prologue opens with James Madison being interviewed in his twilight years and yet the story told mostly of Roger Sherman; I found this a little off since Madison is supposed to be the one telling the tale? Nevertheless I found the characters to be passionate and the setting intriguing I still can't help but want to just skim through the passages where the characters cross swords metaphorically of course but I read it all to the glorious end


  7. Mary Mary says:

    This is a novelized account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia It creatively presents the efforts by the founding fathers to enact safeguards against the dangers of anarchy foreign involvement and civil unrest that threatened the fledgling nation of America There were even groups of former army officers advocating for a military coup d'état and Shay's rebellion in Massachusetts an armed uprising against the collection of taxes was on everyone's minds The primary POVs of the book are Roger Sherman delegate from Connecticut and James Madison delegate from Virginia Sherman is from a non slavery state although Massachusetts was the only state to have outlawed slavery completely and Madison's Virginia while allowing slavery had recently prohibited slave trading Otherwise they differ in political philosophy with Sherman an experienced pragmatic older legislator wanting to preserve state sovereignty important to small states while Madison is a younger intellectual with lofty ideas to create the perfect republicI commend the author for taking what could be a dry and boring subject and giving it some personality and life It was a fascinating way to learn about the beginnings of our American republic


  8. Karen Karen says:

    The Constitutional Struggle I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book I haven’t read a lot about the revolutionary war era But in this story the characters came alive Washington truly was bigger than life Madison Sherman Hamilton and many others struggled through political intrigues and backroom deals to form the balanced constitution we have today very interesting reading


  9. Jim Pryde Jim Pryde says:

    I did not actually finish this one It was alright but turned out to just not be my cup of tea While the subject matter was interesting it didn't hold my attention enough to complete it I may pick it up again but for now it needs to come off the reading shelf


  10. Ed Fultz Ed Fultz says:

    I know this was historical fiction and took liberties but what a great read this was Could not put it down


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10 thoughts on “Tempest at Dawn

  1. Estott Estott says:

    I must admit I didn't finish this Basically this is a reconstruction of the Constitutional Convention in novel form with some dialogue and narrative added Adams Franklin chatting about the food or the accommodations stuff like that Decently enough written but ultimately this bored me in part because the ending is no surprise they ratify the Constitution

  2. Kent Stuver Kent Stuver says:

    Tempest at Dawn was an intriguing treatment of a subject that has interested me for some time Students do not always get taught about the chaos and disruption that existed during the years immediately following the American Revolution under the Articles of Confederation Nor is there a general understanding of the different competing interests that each State brought to the Constitutional ConventionJames Best has added color and intrigue to his depiction of the creation of one of the most influential documents in history the US Constitution Best acknowledges in his afterward that he has taken artistic liberty with the subject So students shouldn't rely upon Tempest at Dawn for answers to their history tests Nevertheless Best brings life to the individuals and procedures that made up the ConventionIn particular it is interesting to better understand the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing that was necessary to forge the Great Compromise The interests of the large States versus the small States and the northern States versus the southern States all come to light along with the roles they played in the compromise Additionally it was interesting to see how the strong personalities of George Washington Ben Franklin James Madison and Robert Sherman all played off each other to create what may still be the most innovative form of government in the worldI was hoping to see insight into the process of ratification among the different States along with a detailed look at how the Federalist Papers came into play However that may be a large enough topic to be the subject of a book all on its ownOverall Tempest at Dawn would be a good book to recommend to a student who is reuired to study the Constitutional Convention in order to create a better understanding of the somewhat dry source material that is presently available for research

  3. Rosemarie Rosemarie says:

    What an incredible book It was so meaty that it took me a month to read Based on his historical research James Best wrote this novel about the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia as told by an aging James Madison to an abolitionist writer Once Madison begins his story we're taken back to 1787 Each chapter is told from the viewpoint of either James Madison delegate from Virginia or Roger Sherman delegate from Connecticut Because of the anti slavery viewpoint of the interviewer the author via Madison shares in great detail the reason the Constitution didn't abolish slavery at that time giving an amazing look into what had to be done and why time was of the essence Other than shortening some timelines and attributing a few minor comments to people who weren't the ones to say them to keep the number of characters down the story is accurate according to historical documents and the written notes that James Madison took during each session If you want to understand how the Constitution was written and stand even in awe at the beauty of that document you must read Tempest at Dawn

  4. Michael Newton Michael Newton says:

    Thanks to James Best's masterpiece Tempest at Dawn I felt like the 56th delegate at the Constitutional Convention Using vivid narrative and expressive dialogue Tempest at Dawn presents all the major issues the Founding Fathers struggled with More impressive you get to know the character of the men who created our great nationTempest at Dawn is based primarily on Madison’s notes to the Convention Mr Best adds to the story events that happened outside of the State House It is a true credit to the author that it is difficult to tell where Madison’s notes end and the author’s speculations beginKeeping in mind that Tempest at Dawn is historical fiction it is a must read for anybody who wants to understand the principles and efforts that went into creating the Constitution and struggles to create our nation

  5. Sandra Sue Sandra Sue says:

    This was a wonderful book It puts history in an interesting and easy to read format

  6. Tien Tien says:

    First I have to note that I do not read politics books because mostly I just can't get my head around how some things work And secondly because the stereotypical Asian in me cannot abide conflict; I cringed I flinched I hid under my shell And that is my reaction to most of this book Tempest At Dawn is set in those months where educated influential men gathered in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation The 2 main protagonists are James Madison and Roger Sherman One with the purist dream of a republic and the other with the will and force to make it workableThe prologue opens with James Madison being interviewed in his twilight years and yet the story told mostly of Roger Sherman; I found this a little off since Madison is supposed to be the one telling the tale? Nevertheless I found the characters to be passionate and the setting intriguing I still can't help but want to just skim through the passages where the characters cross swords metaphorically of course but I read it all to the glorious end

  7. Mary Mary says:

    This is a novelized account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia It creatively presents the efforts by the founding fathers to enact safeguards against the dangers of anarchy foreign involvement and civil unrest that threatened the fledgling nation of America There were even groups of former army officers advocating for a military coup d'état and Shay's rebellion in Massachusetts an armed uprising against the collection of taxes was on everyone's minds The primary POVs of the book are Roger Sherman delegate from Connecticut and James Madison delegate from Virginia Sherman is from a non slavery state although Massachusetts was the only state to have outlawed slavery completely and Madison's Virginia while allowing slavery had recently prohibited slave trading Otherwise they differ in political philosophy with Sherman an experienced pragmatic older legislator wanting to preserve state sovereignty important to small states while Madison is a younger intellectual with lofty ideas to create the perfect republicI commend the author for taking what could be a dry and boring subject and giving it some personality and life It was a fascinating way to learn about the beginnings of our American republic

  8. Karen Karen says:

    The Constitutional Struggle I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book I haven’t read a lot about the revolutionary war era But in this story the characters came alive Washington truly was bigger than life Madison Sherman Hamilton and many others struggled through political intrigues and backroom deals to form the balanced constitution we have today very interesting reading

  9. Jim Pryde Jim Pryde says:

    I did not actually finish this one It was alright but turned out to just not be my cup of tea While the subject matter was interesting it didn't hold my attention enough to complete it I may pick it up again but for now it needs to come off the reading shelf

  10. Ed Fultz Ed Fultz says:

    I know this was historical fiction and took liberties but what a great read this was Could not put it down

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