Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Freedom Factor

Does the Constitution matter? Gerald Lund clearly answers yes. In this book, a bill is about to be passed that will significantly change the way our government works. Bryce Sherwood, a senator's aide, is a leading proponent of the new bill. However, the luster of the new bill fades when he is thrust into a world where the Constitution was never ratified.

Gerald Lund typically writes historical books, with lots of footnotes making his extensive research apparent. He has put the same thought into this book. This fictional book is a great way to learn a bit more about the founding of the United States and the Constitution. I stopped reading several time to look up information, because I wanted to be clear on what was history and what was fiction.

Read this book if you are not sure about the importance of the Constitution, or if you are interested in seeing one author's perspective of how our country would look without it. This could be a good selection for book clubs or home school unit studies. It is a easy read and an intriguing introduction to our country's political history.

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