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The Lost Constitution

The Lost Constitution
by William Martin

William Martin discusses his book, The Lost Constitution

Rare-book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline, the main characters fromBack Bay and Harvard Yard, are back for another treasure hunt through time. They have learned of an early, annotated draft of the Constitution, stolen and smuggled out of Philadelphia. The draft's marginal notes spell out, in shocking detail, the Founders' unequivocal intentions---the unmistakable meaning of the Bill of Rights. Peddled and purloined, trafficked and concealed for over two centuries, the lost Constitution could forever change America's history---and its future.


The Lost Constitution
By William Martin
Forge Books
Reviewed by Quillhill

July seems a good month to read about America. We chose the newest novel by William Martin, The Lost Constitution, because of our interest in the American Revolution, but the story begins with a set-up in the present time: a concerted attempt to strike down the Second Amendment to the Constitution. A potential "massacre" has just been averted, and a self-righteous Congresswoman intends to use it as a springboard for legislation to repeal the Second Amendment. Why? She says,

And the massacre would have been perpetrated by weapons bought as legally and in some cases as easily as you or I would buy a dozen roses.


Someone has written a fictional thriller about the Constitution, molded on the plot line of Angels & Demons or the Da Vinci Code. The difference being that Galileo and Da Vinci are replaced by Rufus King and James Madison.

I just picked this book up, and it seems interesting.

Has anyone here read it?

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Well, I will read it with a wary heart. Because if I see where

the premise of this book is heading, and if it will attempt to dramatize the reason for gun laws, we know the author is doing a 'hit' to our freedom movement not unlike that of zeitgeist and their 'addendum'.

I will read this book with that in mind.

"The courage of one man is a majority" - Andrew Jackson

I think the politician in

I think the politician in the book who wants to ban guns is portrayed as a crazed liberal that disrergards the Constitution.

Remember, this is a book of fiction, and contains fictional characters.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.