James Madison
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings

James Madison


  • Author : Ralph Ketcham
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0813912652


James Madison Book Description :

The best one volume biography of Madison’s life, Ketcham’s biography not only traces Madison’s career, it gives readers a sense of the man. As Madison said of his early years in Virginia under the study of Donald Robertson, who introduced him to thinkers like Montaigne and Montesquieu, "all that I have been in life I owe largely to that man." It also captures a side of Madison that is less rarely on display (including a portrait of the beautiful Dolley Madison)....

The Three Lives of James Madison

The Three Lives of James Madison


  • Author : Noah Feldman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812992755


The Three Lives of James Madison Book Description :

"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....

James Madison
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

James Madison


  • Author : Robert Allen Rutland
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0826211410


James Madison Book Description :

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....

Selected Writings of James Madison

Selected Writings of James Madison


  • Author : James Madison
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-06-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781603840019


Selected Writings of James Madison Book Description :

The writings collected here reflect the Madison who emerges from the best scholarship of the last thirty years--scholarship to which Ralph Ketcham, as editor of The Papers of James Madison and in many other ways, has made stunning contributions. Ketcham's Introduction, a brief chronology, the text of the Constitution, and an index further distinguish this collection....

James Madison and the Making of America
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

James Madison and the Making of America


  • Author : Kevin R. C. Gutzman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429941006


James Madison and the Making of America Book Description :

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 unnece...

James Madison and the Future of Limited Government

James Madison and the Future of Limited Government


  • Author : John Samples
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1930865228


James Madison and the Future of Limited Government Book Description :

The essays in this volume use Madison to engage such contemporary issues as multiculturalism, federalism, the emerging democracies, the scope of international law, and faith-based policy and politics. This book speaks to both the past and present of the American republic....

The Federalist Papers
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Federalist Papers


  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775454991


The Federalist Papers Book Description :

Perhaps the most essential distillation of the Founders' vision of America, The Federalist Papers consist of a series of 85 essays in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Attributed to Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, the essays tackle an array of topics that are just as relevant today as they were more than 200 years ago, including human rights, republican governance, the proper scope and jurisdiction of a federal government, and much more....

James Madison

James Madison


  • Author : Mike Venezia
  • Publisher : Childrens Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0516226096


James Madison Book Description :

An introduction to the life of James Madison, a man of poor health who could not fight in the Revolutionary War but whose ideas formed the core of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and who became the nation's fourth president....