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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 nations first political parties (the Republicans, who became todays 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.

About the Author

Richard Brookhiser is Senior Editor of the National Review and the author of nine books, including Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington; Alexander Hamilton, American; Americas First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735–1918; 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.

Table of Contents

1. Youth, Revolution

2. The Constitution

3. The Federalist, The Bill of Rights

4. The First Political Party

5. Leading an Opposition

6. Wilderness Years

7. In Power

8. Problems of Power

9. President

10. War Leader

11. Retirement, Death

Epilogue: Legacy

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465027996
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Presidents & Heads of State
Author:
Brookhiser, Richard
Subject:
History : United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Presidents
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20130528
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.76 in 10.5 oz

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» History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era

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