The Three Lives of James Madison

The Three Lives of James Madison
Author: Noah Feldman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 773
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 081299275X
ISBN 13: 9780812992755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Three Lives of James Madison Book Review:

"Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created--and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges."--Dust jacket.

The Three Lives of James Madison

The Three Lives of James Madison
Author: Noah Feldman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0679643842
ISBN 13: 9780679643845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Three Lives of James Madison Book Review:

A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political “lives”—as a revolutionary thinker, partisan political strategist, and president “In order to understand America and its Constitution, it is necessary to understand James Madison.”—Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. Now Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison’s lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital’s society. Madison’s relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the first Founding Father to recognize the importance of public opinion, and the first to understand that the media could function as a safeguard to liberty. The Three Lives of James Madison is an illuminating biography of the man whose creativity and tenacity gave us America’s distinctive form of government. His collaborations, struggles, and contradictions define the United States to this day.

James Madison and the Making of America

James Madison and the Making of America
Author: Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-02-14
ISBN 10: 1429941006
ISBN 13: 9781429941006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison and the Making of America Book Review:

In James Madison and the Making of America, historian Kevin Gutzman looks beyond the way James Madison is traditionally seen -- as "The Father of the Constitution" -- to find a more complex and sometimes contradictory portrait of this influential Founding Father and the ways in which he influenced the spirit of today's United States. Instead of an idealized portrait of Madison, Gutzman treats readers to the flesh-and-blood story of a man who often performed his founding deeds in spite of himself: Madison's fame rests on his participation in the writing of The Federalist Papers and his role in drafting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Today, his contribution to those documents is largely misunderstood. He thought that the Bill of Rights was unnecessary and insisted that it not be included in the Constitution, a document he found entirely inadequate and predicted would soon fail. Madison helped to create the first American political party, the first party to call itself "Republican", but only after he had argued that political parties, in general, were harmful. Madison served as Secretary of State and then as President during the early years of the United States and the War of 1812; however, the American foreign policy he implemented in 1801-1817 ultimately resulted in the British burning down the Capitol and the White House. In so many ways, the contradictions both in Madison's thinking and in the way he governed foreshadowed the conflicted state of our Union now. His greatest legacy—the disestablishment of Virginia's state church and adoption of the libertarian Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom—is often omitted from discussion of his career. Yet, understanding the way in which Madison saw the relationship between the church and state is key to understanding the real man. Kevin Gutzman's James Madison and the Making of America promises to become the standard biography of our fourth President.

James Madison

James Madison
Author: Ralph Ketcham
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780813912653
ISBN 13: 0813912652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison Book Review:

Reprint. Originally published: New York: Macmillan, c1971.

James Madison

James Madison
Author: Lynne Cheney
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 0698163451
ISBN 13: 9780698163454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison Book Review:

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney Lin-Manuel Miranda's play "Hamilton" has reignited interest in the founding fathers; it features James Madison among its vibrant cast of characters. 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.

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe
Author: Stuart Leibiger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 1118281438
ISBN 13: 9781118281437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe Book Review:

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe featuresessays from leading academics that consider various aspects of thelives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Provides historians and students of history with a wealth ofnew insights into the lives and achievements of two ofAmerica’s most accomplished statesmen, James Madison andJames Monroe Features 32 state-of-the field historiographic essays fromleading academics that consider various aspects of the lives andlegacies of our fourth and fifth presidents Synthesizes the latest findings, and offers new insights basedon original research into primary sources Addresses topics that readers often want to learn more about,such as Madison and slavery

Madison and Jefferson

Madison and Jefferson
Author: Andrew Burstein,Nancy Isenberg
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN 10: 0812979001
ISBN 13: 9780812979008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madison and Jefferson Book Review:

A provocative analysis of the historically pivotal friendship between the third and fourth presidents offers insight into their complex characters while presenting a sobering assessment of how politics were conducted in the country's early years.

James Madison

James Madison
Author: Garry Wills
Publsiher: Times Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 125010534X
ISBN 13: 9781250105349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison Book Review:

A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father. Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of James Madison, from his rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation of the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress. Madison oversaw the first foreign war under the constitution, and was forced to adjust some expectations he had formed while drafting that document. Not temperamentally suited to be a wartime President, Madison nonetheless confronted issues such as public morale, internal security, relations with Congress, and the independence of the military. Wills traces Madison's later life during which, like many recent Presidents, he enjoyed greater popularity than while in office.

James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic

James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic
Author: Jack N. Rakove,Oscar Handlin
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780321087973
ISBN 13: 0321087976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic Book Review:

In this biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Rakove examines the life and legacy of James Madison, one of the founding fathers of the United States. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography Series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

James Madison

James Madison
Author: Robert Allen Rutland
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780826211415
ISBN 13: 0826211410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison Book Review:

Available for the first time in paperback, James Madison: The Founding Father is a lively portrait of the man who essentially fathered our constitutional guarantees of civil and religious liberty. Focusing on the role Madison played at the Continental Congress and in each stage of the formation of the American Republic, Robert Allen Rutland also covers Madison's relationship with his beloved wife, Dolley, his fifty-year friendship with Thomas Jefferson, and his years as a respected elder statesman after serving as secretary of state and fourth president of the United States.

James Madison

James Madison
Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0465019838
ISBN 13: 9780465019830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Madison Book Review:

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.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible
Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Publsiher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-01-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jefferson Bible Book Review:

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2018-08-20
ISBN 10: 1528785878
ISBN 13: 9781528785877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Federalist Papers Book Review:

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.

From Parchment to Power

From Parchment to Power
Author: Robert A. Goldwin
Publsiher: American Enterprise Institute
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780844740133
ISBN 13: 0844740136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Parchment to Power Book Review:

This book tells how the Bill of Rights was amended to the Constitution and explains how that addition completed the Constitution by clarifying the status of the American people.

First Principles

First Principles
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 0062997475
ISBN 13: 9780062997470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Principles Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Editors' Choice —New York Times Book Review "Ricks knocks it out of the park with this jewel of a book. On every page I learned something new. Read it every night if you want to restore your faith in our country." —James Mattis, General, U.S. Marines (ret.) & 26th Secretary of Defense The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation. On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Ricks awoke with a few questions on his mind: What kind of nation did we now have? Is it what was designed or intended by the nation’s founders? Trying to get as close to the source as he could, Ricks decided to go back and read the philosophy and literature that shaped the founders’ thinking, and the letters they wrote to each other debating these crucial works—among them the Iliad, Plutarch’s Lives, and the works of Xenophon, Epicurus, Aristotle, Cato, and Cicero. For though much attention has been paid the influence of English political philosophers, like John Locke, closer to their own era, the founders were far more immersed in the literature of the ancient world. The first four American presidents came to their classical knowledge differently. Washington absorbed it mainly from the elite culture of his day; Adams from the laws and rhetoric of Rome; Jefferson immersed himself in classical philosophy, especially Epicureanism; and Madison, both a groundbreaking researcher and a deft politician, spent years studying the ancient world like a political scientist. Each of their experiences, and distinctive learning, played an essential role in the formation of the United States. In examining how and what they studied, looking at them in the unusual light of the classical world, Ricks is able to draw arresting and fresh portraits of men we thought we knew. First Principles follows these four members of the Revolutionary generation from their youths to their adult lives, as they grappled with questions of independence, and forming and keeping a new nation. In doing so, Ricks interprets not only the effect of the ancient world on each man, and how that shaped our constitution and government, but offers startling new insights into these legendary leaders.

The Executive Unbound

The Executive Unbound
Author: Eric A. Posner,Adrian Vermeule
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-03-16
ISBN 10: 9780199831753
ISBN 13: 0199831750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Executive Unbound Book Review:

Ever since Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. used "imperial presidency" as a book title, the term has become central to the debate about the balance of power in the U.S. government. Since the presidency of George W. Bush, when advocates of executive power such as Dick Cheney gained ascendancy, the argument has blazed hotter than ever. Many argue the Constitution itself is in grave danger. What is to be done? The answer, according to legal scholars Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule, is nothing. In The Executive Unbound, they provide a bracing challenge to conventional wisdom, arguing that a strong presidency is inevitable in the modern world. Most scholars, they note, object to today's level of executive power because it varies so dramatically from the vision of the framers. But there is nothing in our system of checks and balances that intrinsically generates order or promotes positive arrangements. In fact, the greater complexity of the modern world produces a concentration of power, particularly in the White House. The authors chart the rise of executive authority straight through to the Obama presidency. Political, cultural and social restraints, they argue, have been more effective in preventing dictatorship than any law. The executive-centered state tends to generate political checks that substitute for the legal checks of the Madisonian constitution.

The Other Madisons

The Other Madisons
Author: Bettye Kearse
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 1328603539
ISBN 13: 9781328603531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Madisons Book Review:

“A Roots for a new generation, rich in storytelling and steeped in history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A compelling saga that gives a voice to those that history tried to erase . . . Poignant and eye-opening, this is a must-read.” —Booklist In The Other Madisons, Bettye Kearse—a descendant of an enslaved cook and, according to oral tradition, President James Madison—shares her family story and explores the issues of legacy, race, and the powerful consequences of telling the whole truth. For thousands of years, West African griots (men) and griottes (women) have recited the stories of their people. Without this tradition Bettye Kearse would not have known that she is a descendant of President James Madison and his slave, and half-sister, Coreen. In 1990, Bettye became the eighth-generation griotte for her family. Their credo—“Always remember—you’re a Madison. You come from African slaves and a president”—was intended to be a source of pride, but for her, it echoed with abuses of slavery, including rape and incest. Confronting those abuses, Bettye embarked on a journey of discovery—of her ancestors, the nation, and herself. She learned that wherever African slaves walked, recorded history silenced their voices and buried their footsteps: beside a slave-holding fortress in Ghana; below a federal building in New York City; and under a brick walkway at James Madison’s Virginia plantation. When Bettye tried to confirm the information her ancestors had passed down, she encountered obstacles at every turn. Part personal quest, part testimony, part historical correction, The Other Madisons is the saga of an extraordinary American family told by a griotte in search of the whole story.

What Would Madison Do

What Would Madison Do
Author: Benjamin Wittes,Pietro S Nivola
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN 10: 0815726589
ISBN 13: 9780815726586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Would Madison Do Book Review:

What would the father of the Constitution think of contemporary developments in American politics and public policy? Constitutional scholars have long debated whether the American political system, which was so influenced by the thinking of James Madison, has in fact grown outmoded. But if Madison himself could peer at the present, what would he think of the state of key political institutions that he helped originate and the government policies that they produce? In What Would Madison Do?, ten prominent scholars explore the contemporary performance of Madison's constitutional legacy and how much would have surprised him. Contents: 1. Introduction: Perspectives on Madison's Legacy for Contemporary American Politics, Pietro S. Nivola and Benjamin Wittes 2. Mr. Madison's Communion Suit: Implementation-Group Liberalism and the Case for Constitutional Reform, John J. DiIulio Jr. 3. Constitutional Surprises: What James Madison Got Wrong, William A. Galston 4. Overcoming the Great Recession: How Madison's "Horse and Buggy" Managed, Pietro S. Nivola 5. Gridlock and the Madisonian Constitution, R. Shep Melnick

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County
Author: Robert James Waller
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780759521728
ISBN 13: 0759521727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridges of Madison County Book Review:

Fall in love with one of the bestselling novels of all time -- the legendary love story that became a beloved film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. If you've ever experienced the one true love of your life, a love that for some reason could never be, you will understand why readers all over the world are so moved by this small, unknown first novel that they became a publishing phenomenon and #1 bestseller. The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere -- and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.

Republican Character

Republican Character
Author: Donald T. Critchlow
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 081222471X
ISBN 13: 9780812224719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Republican Character Book Review:

"Politics makes for strange bedfellows," the old saying goes. Americans, however, often forget the obvious lesson underlying this adage: politics is about winning elections and governing once in office. Voters of all stripes seem put off by the rough-and-tumble horse-trading and deal-making of politics, viewing its practitioners as self-serving and without principle or conviction. Because of these perspectives, the scholarly and popular narrative of American politics has come to focus on ideology over all else. But as Donald T. Critchlow demonstrates in his riveting new book, this obsession obscures the important role of temperament, character, and leadership ability in political success. Critchlow looks at four leading Republican presidential contenders—Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan—to show that, behind the scenes, ideology mattered less than principled pragmatism and the ability to build coalitions toward electoral and legislative victory. Drawing on new archival material, Critchlow lifts the curtain on the lives of these political rivals and what went on behind the scenes of their campaigns. He reveals unusual relationships between these men: Nixon making deals with Rockefeller, while Rockefeller courted Goldwater and Reagan, who themselves became political rivals despite their shared conservatism. The result is a book sure to fascinate anyone wondering what it takes to win the presidency of the United States—and to govern effectively.