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James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his story -- although all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries -- is integral to that of the nation. Madison helped to shape our country as perhaps no other Founder: collaborating on the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, resisting government overreach by assembling one of the nation''s first political parties (the Republicans, who became today''s Democrats), and taking to the battlefield during the War of 1812, becoming the last president to lead troops in combat.

In this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the "Father of the Constitution," an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans'' fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the laws that have preserved it to this day.

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"[Brookhiser''s] sprightly narrative will serve as an entertaining introduction for those who are making their first acquaintance with Madison."― Richard Beeman, New York Times Book Review

"Brookhiser is a remarkable biographer--there are no wasted words in this slim volume, but plenty of fascinating insights."― Michael Schaub, NPR

"Concise and highly readable.... [Brookhiser] conveys the man in full."― Wall Street Journal

"Brookhiser''s engaging biography gives readers a deeper understanding of who [Madison] was."― Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs

"In this congenial biography, the fourth President does indeed shine.... [Brookhiser''s] descriptions...combine sentiment and anecdote in irresistible proportion."― NewYorker

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Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and the author of eleven books, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, American, and Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. He lives in New York City.

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A small in stature; huge in spirit and determination
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
Madison took his place in our infant nation, among his peers. This book places the person that he was, appropriately among my readings of other founders of the USA. I knew what others thought of him. Now I know what history thinks of the person, not just the Legend.... See more
Madison took his place in our infant nation, among his peers. This book places the person that he was, appropriately among my readings of other founders of the USA. I knew what others thought of him. Now I know what history thinks of the person, not just the Legend.

Other reviews have dealt with the shortcomings of the author and the subject. Suffice it to say, perhaps the author couldn''t give more of an account of Madison''s personality because there wasn''t a lot of personality there or perhaps Madison''s paper trail didn''t deal in his personality. Like modern politicians, Madison often acted in the moment, with what he had available at the time; even when it contradicted his earlier direction.

I didn''t want just a list of his accomplishments and I believe that I got more than that. I wanted to know how his life told his story from the inside instead of what other contemporaries have told me of him in their biographies. James Madison wasn''t a great speaker or storyteller. He was, however, a great thinker and writer. I think that this book does its best to explain the life of a person whose nature was not to tell his personal thoughts.

Ask him about the union and the constitution and he''ll tell you. Ask him about his favorite dessert and you probably won''t get a response. He liked to pick his fights and prioritizing those that he felt he could give the best account of himself. He avoided those that he couldn''t win.

Good Read!
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A Lot of Sail; Needs More Ballast
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2011
This is good biography, but rather short and not that detailed. Of course, it can''t be at 250 pages. Madison was certainly very important in the making of the Constitution, but his elevation above all others is a stretch for me. Yes, he attended the meetings at... See more
This is good biography, but rather short and not that detailed. Of course, it can''t be at 250 pages.

Madison was certainly very important in the making of the Constitution, but his elevation above all others is a stretch for me. Yes, he attended the meetings at a time when delegates came and went, he was there faithfully. The author contends that the four great writers of the founding were Jefferson, Franklin, Paine and Gouvernor Morris. I disagree with that statement. John Dickinson was left out, as he usually is because he did not sign the Declaration of Independence, but prior to the revolution, Dickinson with his Letters from a Farmer was widely read and he earned the title of penman of the period. Then he claims that Hamilton was not a great writer....well, almost anyone familiar with Hamilton knows of his tremendous capability in putting his thoughts on paper on a variety of subjects.

The best of the book is that it points out that the Republicans were able to dominate the White House for a generation. With Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe serving two terms each in succession, the Republican party controlled the national government for 24 years, and effectively presided over the death of the Federalist party. As Brookhiser points out, Madison was important to Jefferson in developing party politics and was very good at it.

As for his presidency, the declaration of war against England was not popular and it even caused some in New England to consider leaving the Union and aligning with Great Britain, which would have been disastrous for America. Madison also went to war without a national bank to help with the financing, and while there were some naval victories on the Great Lakes (and even more dramatic victories on the high seas, which are largely absent from the book), the war was not a resounding success. Washington was burned by the British and Madison''s selection of people in the war effort and his cabinet was disastrous. His rare exception was Albert Gallatin.

Brookhiser is a good historian, but this biography of Madison is lacking.
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Father of the Constitution
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2019
My favorite part about reading non-fiction about our Founding Fathers is to realize that they were only men but this book shows Madison as someone who was omniscient about what was needed to keep future men - future leaders in check and honest in running our country under... See more
My favorite part about reading non-fiction about our Founding Fathers is to realize that they were only men but this book shows Madison as someone who was omniscient about what was needed to keep future men - future leaders in check and honest in running our country under the Constitution. Enjoyed it.
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Good, but I still don''t know Madison
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2012
I still don''t feel like I know Madison. The author seems to put forward the notion that he was a mildly principled practical politician. Maybe that''s what made Madison tick, and maybe the thesis is what the author intended to convey. If so the... See more
I still don''t feel like I know
Madison. The author seems to put
forward the notion that he was a mildly principled practical politician.
Maybe that''s what made Madison tick,
and maybe the thesis is what the
author intended to convey. If so the
author did a good job. I finished the book with a sense that I still really don''t know Madison and I''m unsure if
If there was more to the man, or as one writer posited (in The Presidents we Deserved...) Madison was a near Zero. I''m going to try to read another biography of Madison to further try to
understand if anything made him tick besides politics.
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Good book, especially on the years he was President
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2019
I liked this book for I learned more about a President I didn''t know much about,. It was a good easy book to read.
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Pretty good overview
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018
Pretty good overview. Some high lights: Madison was prodding, hard working and very much in the background. And Hamilton: found out for the first time through this book that Hamilton wanted an imperial life-long president. Wow!
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CR
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Small in stature with a fine mind.
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2015
Madison seemed hard for me to get to know. This biography does a fine job in outlining his accomplishments and comparing him to his contemporaries, yet I never felt I got to know the man. It may be less a fault of the biographer and more an aspect of Madison himself. I... See more
Madison seemed hard for me to get to know. This biography does a fine job in outlining his accomplishments and comparing him to his contemporaries, yet I never felt I got to know the man. It may be less a fault of the biographer and more an aspect of Madison himself. I am reading the Presidents in order and while this book was lighter in number of pages then some books on earlier Presidents I still found it comprehensive and interesting. On to Monroe.
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Great read
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2017
I''m so glad I read this book. It gave me a new perspective on the founding of our country. James Madison did so much to give us our current government. I wish everyone in high school had to read this.
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sanyata
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great, just not about madison
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 7, 2011
mixed feeling about this book: the good: nice production, font and formatting succint, brief and clear unpretentius writing good lenght really captures the postrevolutionary USA great gossip about early US politics and the founders book is even handed, retelling both...See more
mixed feeling about this book: the good: nice production, font and formatting succint, brief and clear unpretentius writing good lenght really captures the postrevolutionary USA great gossip about early US politics and the founders book is even handed, retelling both madisons strong and weak suits the bad: fails to portray james madison as a person fails to sum up madisons brilliant positions on history fails to sum up madisons personal political philosophy so in short, its a great book. it just isnt really about madison as seen from the inside. its more like we are standing on the outside, seeing him act as president
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