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Review of the 1st Edition: The book is a very appealing introduction to US constitutional thinking for foreign readers, especially those from continental Europe. Unlike many other books on the same topic, it does not deal with all the intricate details and specific normative concepts in a black letter way, but rather provides a birds-eye analysis of the underlying concepts and ways of thinking. The book focuses on interpretation and political structures. This way of looking at the Constitution is typically American, but, generally speaking, very unusual to continental European and in particular to German eyes. The usual black-letter book, thus, tends to give continental Europeans a false impression of what is really going on in the US constitutional debate; it lulls them into believing (erroneously) that the basic way of looking at the Constitution at home and in the US is not all that much different. Therefore, this book is a very much needed, maybe even indispensable addition to the introductions I have so far found on the market. --Professor. Dr. Uwe Kischel, LL.M (Yale), Universitat Greifswald, March 2009
Review of the 1st Edition:...Tushnet does an outstanding job dealing with the daunting task of providing a concise yet informative overview of over two hundred years of American history...He provides enough textual references in footnotes to substantiate his assertions while not disrupting the flow of the text in a material way. Moreover, at the end of each chapter he assembles a brief list of additional resources that can be used to extend the discussion. --Michael P. Allen Law & Politics Book Review Vol.19, No.7, July 20, 2009 --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .