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Madison's presidency is the focus of this brief book by Garry Wills as part of the American Presidents series.
Madison's contribution to the constitutional constructs of Virginia and the U.S. are well-woven, even if his presidency is less a focus of Wills energies.
It also seems that the author needed to emphasize the negative aspects of his presidency to the exclusion of anything he did positively.
A very well done short incite to the man who played such an important role in the foundation of our countryPublished 2 months ago by morton wilhelm
It was a brief book which ended at the end of his term as President. I have not read it since I am a slow reader.Published 3 months ago by Keith V. Weigel
product was as expected and was received in a timely fashionPublished 7 months ago by randy scheuermann
I bought and read all of them. They are all an easy read, with lots of unique info. Once you have read them all you will learn our Presidents fight the same issues decade after... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Frank Anderson
I had not realized Madison's vision of separation of church and state became the engine that supercharged Christianity in practice in America. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Punch
This book's thesis is that Madison was a great man but not a great president. His work on the Constitution alone raises him to an elite status, as does his work as a legislator,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by B. Bois
Our library non-fiction group enjoyed the insight this book provides into Madison as President. It makes the case convincingly that Madison was a brilliant contributor to the... Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by L. M. Keefer
Garry Wills proposes that James Madison's talents and characteristics that made him a good legislator was what made him a nondescript President. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Peter
This book is written as part of the "Presidential Series" and as such the author is sort of obliged to focus on the Madison's Presidency. Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by JLG