"It's hard to make the Bill of Rights accessible to everyone without talking down to anyone, but this fine book manages to do just that."—Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law School
"The Constitution and Bill of Rights are in the news almost every day and citizens of all ages and walks of life are hungry for more information about both. Linda has become a master at writing balanced, accessible, and insightful guides to our nation's founding documents. If you want to get informed and stay informed, pick up this book!"—Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director, The Constitutional Sources Project
"An even-handed model of concision and clarity that will be invaluable to any citizen interested in what the Bill of Rights means and how it is applied to real-world disputes. It is hard to imagine anyone producing a more thorough and illuminating guide for lay readers."
—Steve Chapman, syndicated columnist, Chicago Tribune
"Linda Monk reveals that the framers actually opposed enumerating citizens' rights in the Constitution and added the first ten amendments only because ordinary Americans insisted. It's our Bill of Rights, and its arcane language and often tortured history come brilliantly back to life in Monk's fast-paced narrative."—Woody Holton, author of the National Book Award finalist Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution