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James Madison : a life reconsidered / Lynne Cheney.

Cheney, Lynne V. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780670025190
  • ISBN: 0670025194
  • Description: x, 564 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/MADISON (Text to phone) Checked out 12/30/2014
Beverly Main NEW E 342 .C48 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books E 342 C48 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW B/M182c (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Biography NEW BIO MADISON, JAMES 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Biography 973.51 Madison Cheney (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Quick Picks Table (Lobby) Quick Pick Nonfiction (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW E 342 .C48 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/ MADISON, J./C (Text to phone) Available -
Saugus Adult Biographies BIO Madison (Text to phone) Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-540) and index.
Summary: "This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, 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--and remain a republic still"-- Provided by publisher.

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