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James Madison - A Life Reconsidered

Lynne Cheney

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A major new biography of the fourth U.S. president, from New York Times-bestselling author Lynne Cheney James Madison was a true genius of the early republic, the leader who did more than any other to create the nation we know today. This majestic new biography tells his story. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution. His visionary political philosophy-eloquently presented in the Federalist Papers-was a crucial factor behind the Constitution's ratification, and his political savvy was of major importance in getting the new government underway. As secretary of state under Thomas Jefferson, 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 while remaining true to its young constitution. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eliza Foss

Length:

18h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

57:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:07:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:10:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:11:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

54:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:03:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:02:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:05:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:04:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

54:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:04:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:28