Format:
Book
Author:
Feldman, Noah, 1970- author.
Title:
The three lives of James Madison : genius, partisan, president / Noah Feldman.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Random House, [2017]
©2017
Description:
xviii, 773 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created--and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges."--Dust jacket.
Subjects:
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Biography.
Genre:
Biographies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 717-730) and index.
Contents:
Book I: Constitution. Friendships ; Rise ; Crisis ; Philadelphia ; Compromise ; Ratification -- Book II: Party. The Bill of Rights ; Debts ; Enemies ; The President and his party ; In the shade -- Book III: War. Secretary of State ; Neutrality ; President ; War ; Failure and redemption -- Conclusion: Legacy.
LCCN:
2017000125
ISBN:
9780812992755
081299275X
Other Number:
968212558
System Availability:
7
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
7
Control Number:
1351123
Call Number:
B M1825FE 2017
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6