A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times best-selling 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 republic still.
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Nice history of the early national period
I love biographies of Presidents. This was very uninteresting, felt the author was just reciting Madison's accomplishments. Never got to know him personally, which is what a great biography should do.I don't think this book is a listen, at all!
No, maybe this author and narrator
She was terrible. Her narration did not jibe with the story. It's like someone told her to vary her voice which she does, but at completely inappropriate times. Like her voice will go up when it should go down. It made it very boring and irritating to listen to. I actually stopped mid-book which is a pity!