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The Resource James Madison : a life reconsidered, Lynne Cheney

James Madison : a life reconsidered, Lynne Cheney

Label
James Madison : a life reconsidered
Title
James Madison
Title remainder
a life reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Cheney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, 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--and remain a republic still"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.C48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
James Madison : a life reconsidered, Lynne Cheney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Sunlight and shadows -- Season of discontent -- Great men -- A rope of sand -- Love and other resources of happiness -- The great work begins -- If men were angels -- Setting the machine in motion -- The Earth belongs to the living -- The spirit of party -- Dolley -- Reign of witches -- The revolution of 1800 -- Portraits -- Mr. President -- A friend of true liberty -- Trial by fire -- The sage of Montpelier -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn864709687
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 564 pages
Isbn
9780670025190
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013047837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780670025190
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864709687
Label
James Madison : a life reconsidered, Lynne Cheney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Sunlight and shadows -- Season of discontent -- Great men -- A rope of sand -- Love and other resources of happiness -- The great work begins -- If men were angels -- Setting the machine in motion -- The Earth belongs to the living -- The spirit of party -- Dolley -- Reign of witches -- The revolution of 1800 -- Portraits -- Mr. President -- A friend of true liberty -- Trial by fire -- The sage of Montpelier -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn864709687
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 564 pages
Isbn
9780670025190
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013047837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780670025190
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864709687

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