James Madison (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history and his story-although all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries-is integral to that of the nation. Madison helped to shape our country as perhaps no other Founder: collaborating on the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights resisting government overreach by assembling one of the nation's first political parties (the Republicans who became today's Democrats) and taking to the battlefield during the War of 1812 becoming the last president to lead troops in combat.

In this penetrating biography eminent historian Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the "Father of the Constitution " an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans' fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the laws that have preserved it to this day.

  

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User Review  - Evan - Goodreads

"James Madison" by Richard Brookhiser is a biography about the 4th president of the United States, James Madison. The author guides us through Madison's life and many of his accomplishments, as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

By far the shortest biography I have read so far, this is compelling and rather more detailed than I had expected. Brookhiser does an excellent job in providing analysis of Madison's actions and ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTERONE
CHAPTER TWO The Constitution
CHAPTER THREEThe
CHAPTERFOURTheFirst
CHAPTERFIVE
CHAPTER SIX Wilderness Years
CHAPTER SEVEN In Power
EPILOGUE
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Richard Brookhiser is Senior Editor of the National Review and the author of nine books, including Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington; Alexander Hamilton, American; Americaís First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735Ė1918; and Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution. Brookhiser also wrote and hosted the PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington. He lives in New York City.