Books by Akhil Reed Amar

THE LAW OF THE LAND by Akhil Reed Amar
HISTORY
Released: April 14, 2015

"A provocative, consistently interesting take on our constitutional history."
In the third volume of a series that assesses the Constitution from varying perspectives, a law professor approaches the document geographically, examining it through the prism of the states. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A dense but ingenious mixture of history, legal anecdotes and hypothetical cases."
A carefully reasoned defense of the United States Constitution as the foundation—but only the foundation—of our legal system. Read full book review >
AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION by Akhil Reed Amar
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Data-rich, but seldom ponderous."
A needed explication of a document that all Americans should know—but that few have ever read. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Impressive legal hair-splitting that may strike general readers as pointless."
Constitutional scholar Amar (Law/Yale) argues that our understanding of the Bill of Rights has been distorted in two ways. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Consistent and contentious throughout, Amar and Hirsch offer an analysis that should threaten both liberals and conservatives with a commitment to popular sovereignty both like to avoid."
A strange sight, indeed: Popular sovereignty is taken seriously in a discussion of the Constitution. Read full book review >