The Three Lives of James Madison

Written By Noah Feldman
The Three Lives of James Madison
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 31 October 2017
  • ISBN : 0679643842
  • Pages : 800 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Three Lives of James Madison written by Noah Feldman which was release on 31 October 2017, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political “lives”—as a revolutionary thinker, partisan political strategist, and president “In order to understand America and its Constitution, it is necessary to understand James Madison.”—Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci 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. Now Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison’s lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital’s society. Madison’s relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the first Founding Father to recognize the importance of public opinion, and the first to understand that the media could function as a safeguard to liberty. The Three Lives of James Madison is an illuminating biography of the man whose creativity and tenacity gave us America’s distinctive form of government. His collaborations, struggles, and contradictions define the United States to this day.

The Three Lives of James Madison

The Three Lives of James Madison
  • Author : Noah Feldman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Total pages : 800
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political “lives”—as a revolutionary thinker, partisan political strategist, and president “In order to understand America and its Constitution, it is necessary to understand James Madison.”—Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ...

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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Total pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : Congressional Lions examines twelve trailblazing members of Congress throughout American history to understand their role in shaping the life of the nation. The book focuses on historical figures stretching from the founding of the nation into the twenty-first century....

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  • Author : Rodney K. Smith
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-22
  • Total pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : Physically unimpressive, intellectually brilliant James Madison had been unlucky in love, heartbroken and betrayed not once but twice. Middle-aged and resigned to a life alone, he never dreamed that fate had something astonishing in store for him and for the country he loved: a young widow of exceptional intelligence and ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : Although much has changed in the United States since the eighteenth century, our framework for gun laws still largely relies on the Second Amendment and the patterns that emerged in the colonial era. America has long been a heavily armed, and racially divided, society, yet few citizens understand either why ...

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Total pages : 960
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, ...

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 357
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : American democracy is in crisis, but nobody seems to know what to do about it. Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop offers a big and bold plan. The true crisis of American democracy is that two parties are too few. Deftly weaving together history, theory and political science research, Drutman shows ...

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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-04-19
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : The president is arguably the most recognized and powerful individual in the United States. This reference work explores the American presidency in relation to issues of race concerning the African American community. • Includes a timeline that lists the name, party, term of office, and political background of each president • Presents ...

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  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Total pages : 720
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : The American Presidency examines the constitutional foundation of the executive office and the social, economic, political, and international forces that have reshaped it. Authors Sidney M. Milkis and Michael Nelson broadly examine the influence of each president, focusing on how these leaders have sought to navigate the complex and ever-changing ...

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  • Author : Alton Brooks Professor of Religion James L Heft,James L. Heft,Jan E. Stets
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-02-08
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : "Born out of the view that social phenomena are best studied through the lens of different disciplinary perspectives, this book brings together leading scholars in the fields of sociology, developmental psychology, gerontology, political science, history, philosophy, and pastoral theology to study the growing number of individuals who no longer affiliate ...

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : The award-winning author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams to some of the most divisive issues in America today. The story of history is a ceaseless conversation ...

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  • Author : Sean Wilentz
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : Driving straight to the heart of the most contentious issue in American history, Sean Wilentz argues controversially that, far from concealing a crime against humanity, the U.S. Constitution limited slavery’s legitimacy—a limitation which in time inspired the antislavery politics that led to Southern secession, the Civil War, ...

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  • Author : Shmuel Nili
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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Summary : Conventional philosophical wisdom holds that no agent can invoke its own moral integrity — no agent can invoke fidelity to its deepest ethical commitments — as an independent moral consideration. This is because moral integrity simply consists in doing what is, all-things-considered, the right thing. Integrity argues that this conventional wisdom is ...

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  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Total pages : 988
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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  • Author : Lynne Cheney
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 564
  • ISBN : 0679643842
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