Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution
- Paperback: 304 pages
- By Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese
This entertaining and essential collection of stories is about the surprising and strange fates of the thirty-nine statesmen who created the U.S. Constitution.
This companion volume to Signing Their Lives Away tells the untold stories of the signers of the U.S. Constitution and comes at a time when constitutional rights are at the forefront of our minds.
Remember when our elected officials knew how to compromise? Here are short, irreverent, fun, and fact-filled biographies of the 39 men who set aside their differences and signed their names to the U.S. Constitution—the oldest written constitution of any nation in the world. You’ll meet:
- The Signer Who Believed in Aliens
- The Signer Who Was Shot in the Stomach
- The Signer Who Went Bankrupt
- The Peg-Legged Signer
- And many more colorful colonists!
Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Rights Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for students, history buffs, politicos, and Hamilton fans alike.