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James Madison

Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2013, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView 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: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: James Madison; James Madison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Brookhiser
ISBN: 9780465063802 0465063802
OCLC Number: 855545032
Notes: Originally published in hardback 2011.
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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