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The surrender of British General Charles Cornwallis and his entire army to the United States at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, stunned the world. The thirteen-foundling United States had won their impossible revolution. They could not know that their victory was but a shifting from a war with musket and cannon to one with tariffs and border disputes. With the country sinking into bankruptcy, the leaders in the thirteen states agreed: Come together, or America is doomed. May, 1787, fifty-five desperate men met in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. For more than four months they sweated in a sealed room and harangued and debated and compromised. The Constitution they produced established a government like none since the dawn of time, and changed the world forever. A More Perfect Union tells the story of that government's creation.
About the Author
Ron Carter is the author of Prelude to Glory, the much acclaimed nine-volume fictional recreation of the Revolutionary War, as well as many other novels. Ron received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University before earning a juris doctor degree after attending law schools at George Washington University and the University of Utah. Ron passed away in November 2008. He and his wife, LaRae, are the parents of nine children.