James MadisonBook - 2011
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.
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.
This new study of James Madison, from the popular biographer and documentarian Richard Brookhiser, showcases the career of the father of the Constitution and America's first political partisan, highlighting the role of the Virginia delegate in the documentation of the nation's birth, the development of party politics and later, his leadership as President during the period of insecurity surrounding the War of 1812. The work is presented in a narrative style appealing and accessible to general readers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)