The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist remains of singular importance to students of liberty around the world.
This book is paperback and is recommended reading for Hillsdale's free online course, "The Federalist Papers"
"The present edition... is the most complete and accurate that has yet appeared... Everyone who is interested in either the principles or the practice of government—in the age of the Fathers or in our own era of perplexity—should read it in part at least." —Dumas Malone, History Book Club Review