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James Madison

A Life Reconsidered
Cheney, Lynne V. (Book - 2014 )
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"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"--
Authors: Cheney, Lynne V.
Title: James Madison
a life reconsidered
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2014.
Characteristics: x, 564 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Prologue
Sunlight and shadows
Season of discontent
Great men
A rope of sand
Love and other resources of happiness
The great work begins
If men were angels
Setting the machine in motion
The Earth belongs to the living
The spirit of party
Dolley
Reign of witches
The revolution of 1800
Portraits
Mr. President
A friend of true liberty
Trial by fire
The sage of Montpelier
Epilogue.
Summary: "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"--
Local Note: 6 15 33 35 37 53 60 71 74 80 109 112 118 127 133 138 148 149 150 151 152 153 159 160 167 172 203 210 216 224 231 245 250 268 276
ISBN: 9780670025190
0670025194
Statement of Responsibility: Lynne Cheney
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-540) and index.
Subject Headings: Statesmen United States Biography. Presidents United States Biography. United States Politics and government 1789-1815. United States Politics and government 1809-1817. Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Topical Term: Statesmen
Presidents
LCCN: 2013047837
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