Annotations for Essential Federalist : A New Reading of the Federalist Papers

Baker & Taylor
Presents selections from the "Federalist" papers along with essays and annotations of its most important passages.

Book News
A new approach to the reading and study of The Federalist Papers, this volume makes this key document accessible to the modern reader by reducing The Federalist to approximately one-fifth of its original length, eliminating sections which are incidental to the text or irrelevant to today's reader, and organizing the remaining material by topic headings (e.g. Federalism, separation of powers and checks and balances, political economy) rather than chronologically as originally published. An excellent introduction for new students of American history to this important but little-read work. Paper edition (61-3), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Rowman and Littllefield
The Essential Federalist presents a bold new approach to The Federalist Papers. By careful selection, reorganization, and annotation of the document's meaningful passages, this book showcases the "essential"Federalist in a way that helps readers decipher the best of the commentary. Careful headings, notes, and indexing make this an excellent guide for anyone who seeks to understand this powerful resource.