James Madison

The Founding Father
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD5510
Released: Dec 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470833084
Narrator/s: John MacDonald
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Description

This engaging and sympathetic biography reveals the prolific founding father who Thomas Jefferson described as "the greatest man in the world." We see Madison the legislator, writer, Secretary of State, president, and elder statesman. Perhaps most importantly, we see a man who believed implicitly in the mutual dependence of democracy and individual freedom and whose life was guided by this philosophy. Accordingly, our constitutional guarantees of civil and religious liberty are in many ways his legacy.

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Author(s): Robert A. Rutland
Narrator(s): John MacDonald
Product Number Z100097246
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483053707

Professional reviews

"With 2012's fiscal cliff fresh in listeners' memories, many of the issues that President James Madison debated could seem current. As a leader and thinker in a new republic, he considered the impact of a national debt, checks and balances in the Constitution, and various forms of balloting. Johnny Heller's straightforward narration gives listeners the opportunity to focus on Madison's ideas. Broadwater doesn't stay away from Madison's weaknesses, particularly his contradictions in dealing with the issue of slavery. He presents a portrait of a president whose "constitutional thought" still merits a listen from anyone interested in our nation's government. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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