James Madison

James Madison

Richard Brookhiser

James Madison led essentially the most influential and prolific lives in American historical past, and his story—although all too usually overshadowed through his extra celebrated contemporaries—is quintessential to that of the country. Madison helped to form our kingdom as might be no different Founder: taking part at the Federalist Papers and the invoice of Rights, resisting executive overreach by way of assembling one of many nation’s first political events (the Republicans, who turned today’s Democrats), and taking to the battlefield throughout the struggle of 1812, turning into the final president to guide troops in combat.

during this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard Brookhiser provides a vibrant portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an finished but humble statesman who nourished americans’ fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the legislation that experience preserved it to this day.

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