By Richard Brookhiser

James Madison led some of the most influential and prolific lives in American heritage, and his story— even if all too frequently overshadowed by means of his extra celebrated contemporaries—is indispensable to that of the kingdom. Madison helped to form our state as probably no different Founder: taking part at the Federalist Papers and the invoice of Rights, resisting govt overreach by means of assembling one of many nation’s first political events (the Republicans, who turned today’s Democrats), and taking to the battlefield in the course of the struggle of 1812, changing into the final president to steer troops in combat.

In this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard Brookhiser provides a brilliant portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an entire but humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the legislation that experience preserved it to this present day.

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