James Madison

The 4th President, 1809-1817
Product Number: EB00627777
Released: Dec 01, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250105349
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Description

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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Author(s): Garry Wills
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2015

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