James Madison

A Life Reconsidered
 
 
Penguin USA (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 14. Mai 2015
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 564 Seiten
978-0-14-312703-1 (ISBN)
 
A major new biography of the fourth U.S. president, from New York Times-bestselling author Lynne Cheney

James Madison was a true genius of the early republic, the leader who did more than any other to create the nation we know today. This majestic new biography tells his story.

Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution. His visionary political philosophy—eloquently presented in the Federalist Papers—was a crucial factor behind the Constitution's ratification, and his political savvy was of major importance in getting the new government underway. As secretary of state under Thomas Jefferson, 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 while remaining true to its young constitution.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Penguin Putnam Inc
illustrations
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 141 mm
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  • Dicke: 37 mm
  • 484 gr
978-0-14-312703-1 (9780143127031)
LYNNE CHENEY is the author and coauthor of twelve books, including six bestsellers about American history for children. The wife of former vice president Dick Cheney, she lives in McLean, Virginia, and Wilson, Wyoming.

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