James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

By: Cheney, Lynne

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First edition. A few faint spots on page ridges. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 564 pp. Lin-Manuel Miranda's play Hamilton has reignited interest in the founding fathers; it features James Madison among its vibrant cast of characters. This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states—so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers—helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country’s history—the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson’s secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence—and remain a republic still.

Title: James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Author: Cheney, Lynne

Categories: Modern First Editions, American, American Presidents,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Viking: 2014

ISBN Number: 0670025194

ISBN Number 13: 9780670025190

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2272323

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY PRESIDENTS BIOGRAPHY JAMES MADISON,