James Madison [electronic resource] / Richard Brookhiser.
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- ISBN: 9780465027996 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0465027997 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 287 p.)
- Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-270) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
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 nation's first political parties (the Republicans, who became today's Democrats), and taking to the battlefield during the War of 1812, becoming the last president to lead troops in combat. In this penetrati.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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