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James Madison : A Life Reconsidered (Hardcover) (Lynne Cheney)

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A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney 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.
A major new biography of the fourth President of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney

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?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.
Number of Pages: 564.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: United States / 19th Century, Presidents + Heads of State, United States / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Lynne Cheney
Language: English
Street Date: May 6, 2014
TCIN: 15885361
UPC: 9780670025190
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0837

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