The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

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James Madison is revered as -the Father of the Constitution- but rarely described as a radical. Yet Madison fundamentally changed the United States no less than three times. As a founder, he invented the Constitution and wrote the Bill of Rights. As a partisan, he co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party and transformed the face of American political rivalry. And as the first wartime president, Madison took the United States to war and won--and also invented economic sanctions as a political weapon along the way. Now Noah Feldman, author of critically acclaimed books on the Supreme Court and U.S.-China relations, presents this Founding Father in a brand-new light.

Title : The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President
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ISBN : 081299275X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 816 pages


Tiffany rated it ★★★★☆

October 31, 2017

Thank you, NetGalley and Random House Publishing for the ARC kindle edition of this book in exchange for an honest review. As a scholar of early American history, I have read and studied numerous texts about many of our founding fathers, but somehow an all-inclusive, solo work about James Madison...

Dan rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2017

This has been a fantastic year for biographies and in this 800 page volume, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman has crafted the finest portrait of James Madison to date. One of the geniuses among the founding fathers and perhaps my personal favorite, Madison's brilliance, contradictions, achievemen...

Kent rated it ★★★★★

January 21, 2018

Excellent political biography

Casey rated it ★★★★★

October 08, 2017

I received a free Kindle copy of The Three Lives of James Madison by Noah Feldman courtesy of Net Galley and Random House, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog. I also posted i...

Douglas Fugate rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2017

This is the most complete biography of President Madison I have read. Mr. Feldman researched James Madison in three phases of his life – (1) birth through the ratification of The Constitution of the United States, (2) as a Congressman then Secretary of State; (3) as President of the United States...

Brion rated it ★★★★★

December 25, 2017

Whoa! I just finished Noah Feldman’s 600+ page tome on the political career of James Madison. It’s a whopper. It is an expansive look at Madison’s relationships with Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Hamilton, his role in drafting and helping ratify the Constitution, his drafting of the Bill of Ri...

Cristie rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review! James Madison is a former President that people do not mention often. The only references to him are about the fire at the White House and how his wife saved items from being destroyed during it. This...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2018

It took me awhile to get into this book. There is a lot of detail. However, it was so interesting to read how many decisions had to be made in the early days of our country and how they were made. Some of the same problems we have today with our leaders are the same as in Madison's time. I learne...

Bonnie rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

Nonfiction account of James Maadison's life. A great look into his genius.

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

August 23, 2017

I am such a history buff and was excited to read an in depth perspective on James Madison. It was so interesting and hard to put down. It is definitely a favorite of mine.

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