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James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation

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  • ISBN-10: 0807869910
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807869918
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By frrobinson on June 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is an obvouisly well researched book on James Madison. It is not a traditonal biography that discusses every event of Madison's life from birth to death as David McCollough or Ron Chernow would write. It focuses more on Madisons views on issues with the constitution, War of !812, the Presidency, etc. This book is more for the academic or scholar than for the general history reader like myself. I did find informative the sections on Madison's view on religion and slavery. This book would be a nice addition to someone's collection on the founders who is reseaching this time period.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christian Melendez on October 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This is an interesting review on Madison's points of view with their origins and his legacy and effect on modern american politics and commercial tactics and strategy. I would recommend its lecture with an open mind and keeping in perspective current events. Commercial embargo s and dealing with pirates off the Africa coast appear to be issues as old as the founding of the Republic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Petersen on November 8, 2013
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Mr. Broadwater presents a balanced and interesting look into the life of James Madison. An engaging yet studious read the book provides a detailed picture of the man, his times and his contribution to the creating of this country.
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By CJG on June 29, 2015
Format: Hardcover
The information in this book is separated into seven different parts:

1. Religion and Revolution
2. A Republican Constitution
3. From Ratification to the Bill of Rights
4. The Origin of the Party Systems
5. The Politics of Charm and the Limits of Democracy
6. A Founder as Commander in Chief
7. Slavery, Sectionalism, and the Decline of the Old Dominion

There is some good information on Madison in this book but the reading was more tedious at times than pleasurable.
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