James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Author(s): Lynne Cheney


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.

Product Information

Lynne Cheney is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including six bestselling books about American history for children. Her most recent book is "We the People: The Story of Our Constitution." The wife of former vice president Dick Cheney, she lives in McLean, Virginia, and Wilson, Wyoming.

General Fields

  • : 9780670025190
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Viking Press Inc
  • : 0.907
  • : May 2014
  • : 243mm X 164mm X 48mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lynne Cheney
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 973.51092
  • : 576
  • : black & white illustrations, frontispiece, black & white plates