James Madison

The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817

The American Presidents

Garry Wills; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

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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.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from bestselling historian Garry Wills' biography James Madison. Explore Madison's rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation if the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress. Madison oversaw the first foreign war under the constitution, and had to confront issues such as public morale, internal security, relations with Congress, and the independence of the military.

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Garry Wills; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

Garry Wills is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and cultural critic, and a professor of history at Northwestern University. A recipient of the National Book Award, his many books include Lincoln at Gettysburg, Reagan's America, Witches and Jesuits, and a biography of Saint Augustine. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., is arguably the preeminent political historian of our time. For more than half a century, he has been a cornerstone figure in the intellectual life of the nation and a fixture on the political scene. He served as special assistant to John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes for The Age of Jackson (1946) and A Thousand Days (1966); and in 1998 received the National Humanities Medal. He published the first volume of his autobiography, A Life in the Twentieth Century, in 2000.

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James Madison
The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817
Garry Wills; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
April 2002
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805069051
ISBN10: 0805069054
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$25.00

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Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593970079
ISBN10: 1593970072
Audio Run Time: 6:00
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