On Sale: September 27, 2011
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Historical | Non-Fiction
James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific
lives in American history, and his storyâ€”although all too
often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporariesâ€”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 nationâ€™s first
political parties (the Republicans, who became todayâ€™s
Democrats), and taking to the battlefield during the War of
1812, becoming the last president to lead troops in combat.
In this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard
Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the â€śFather of the
Constitution,â€ť an accomplished yet humble statesman who
nourished Americansâ€™ fledgling liberty and vigorously
defended the laws that have preserved it to this day.
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