James Madison by Richard Brookhiser audiobook

James Madison

By Richard Brookhiser
Read by Norman Dietz

Tantor Audio 9780465063802
10.17 Hours Unabridged
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James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his story—although all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries—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 nation's first political parties (the Republicans, who became today'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 "Father of the Constitution," an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans' fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the laws that have preserved it to this day.

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James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his story—although all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries—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 nation's first political parties (the Republicans, who became today'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 "Father of the Constitution," an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans' fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the laws that have preserved it to this day.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A useful introduction to a man who is often outshone by his presidential predecessors but who nevertheless was instrumental in creating our modern political system. Kirkus
“Brookhiser’s keen interest in his subject is always present. Dietz’s engagement keeps listeners’ interest…It’s a fascinating take on Madison’s career, showing the genesis of modern politics and media.” AudioFile
“A useful introduction to a man who is often outshone by his presidential predecessors but who nevertheless was instrumental in creating our modern political system.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Richard Brookhiser

Author Bio: Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser is the author of What Would the Founders Do?; Founding Father; Alexander Hamilton, American; and America’s First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735–1918. The writer and host of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington, he is a columnist for Time magazine and a senior editor of National Review. He has also written for the New Yorker and the New York Times. Brookhiser lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English