The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
George Washington

reviews: The First Congress

“There is no better book about the inception of the United States Congress.”
—Richard A. Baker, U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus

“highly readable and sweeping account...”
—Kenneth R. Bowling, First Federal Congress Project

“expertly conveys the excitement of how the first U.S. Congress created a government...”
—Margaret Kappanadze, Library Journal

“a delightful account...”
—Kirkus Reviews

Bound for Canaan, The Underground Railroad
Fergus Bordewich News and Events 2014
Bound for Canaan, The Underground Railroad
Bound for Canaan, The Underground Railroad

BOUND FOR CANAAN: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

“...an excellent book... probably as close to a definitive history as we’re likely to see.”—WS Journal

“ ...utterly compelling...”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“ ...spellbinding... Highly recommended...”
—lIBRARY jOURNAL

“This fast-paced narrative is the best account we have of... the Underground Railroad.”
—James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom

“...a masterful story—a deeply American story—of the human quest for freedom.”
—CORNEL WEST, race matters

Fergus M Bordewich Other Books
Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus M Bordewich
America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union by Fergus M Bordewich

reviews: America's Great Debate

One of 2012's Best Books
—donald graham, publisher,
Washington Post

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner—LA Times

“A peerless narrative...”
—Adam Goodheart, 1861

“brilliantly constructed...”
—Richard A. Baker, U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus

“compelling...”
—James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom

“vivid, insightful history... gripping, vigorous...”
—Publishers Weekly