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James Madison

Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and career of the fourth American president, including his work constructing the U.S. Constitution, his role in shaping American politics, his influence on partisan journalism, and his leadership during the War of 1812.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Brookhiser
ISBN: 9780465019830 0465019838 0465063802 9780465063802
OCLC Number: 701015433
Description: xi, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Youth, revolution --
The Constitution --
The Federalist, The Bill of Rights --
The first political party --
Leading an opposition --
Wilderness years --
In power --
Problems of power --
President --
War leader --
Retirement, death --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Richard Brookhiser.
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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  Read more...

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Joseph J. Ellis, author of First Family: Abigail and John Adams "Brookhiser brings his succinct style to bear on the only founder more elusive than Jefferson. The result is a distinctive portrait of Read more...

 
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