A Life Reconsidered
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
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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
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