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Liberty and Learning: The Essential James Madison Hardcover – March 9, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0615230719 ISBN-10: 0615230717 Edition: First Edition

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Vandamere Pr; First Edition edition (March 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615230717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615230719
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,873,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bigler is the author of four other books including: In Honored Glory, Washington in Focus and Hostile Fire. In 1998 he was selected as National Teacher of the Year. He is currently Director of the James Madison Center at James Madison University. He lives with his wife in the Shenandoah Valley.

Philip Bigler worked as a historian at Arlington National Cemetery from 1983 to 1985. During that period, his duties included presidential visits, VIP tours, preservation of documents and artifacts, documentation of ceremonial events, special research for the French Government, the Interment of the Vietnam Unknown, and maintenance of the cemetery s history. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS Radio's Newsmark with Charles Osgood, Voice of America, CNN, and various other radio and TV news programs.

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In 1998, Mr. Bigler (www.philipbigler.com) was selected as the National Teacher of the Year during a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House hosted by then President, Bill Clinton. A highly acclaimed history teacher for over 30 years, Bigler is widely recognized for his innovative methods, use of technology and commitment to teaching. He is a sought after keynote speaker and has appeared on numerous television programs including Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and Nightline. Bigler is the author of six books and is currently working on his seventh. Tentatively entitled Scandalous Son, the book is the fascinating but tragic story of James Madison's step son, Payne Todd. It is scheduled for publication during the spring of 2011.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. R. Smith on November 28, 2010
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If you want to get to know James Madison, this is the book to read. Divided into topical sections that address events that influenced Madison and events that he influenced, "Liberty and Learning" will leave you better understanding why and what he believed and how he went about converting it into action. It is not a lengthy book, but it packs a lot of information into its pages that clearly define the life of James Madison. I found it to be easy reading that maintained my interest throughout. I have read several books that mention James Madison in varying degrees, but "Liberty and Learning" brought it all together. Unfortunately, there has not been a lot written about James Madison and considering the key roles he played in the early formation of this nation, he deserves both more scholarly writings and greater recognition. Madison is a person who made a difference in what this great nation is today. Learning more about who he was and what he did is a worthwhile undertaking.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sanyata on June 4, 2011
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i was looking for an academic treatment, this is not it.
just thought id share this knowledge with other purchasers
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jfish on March 23, 2011
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the politically correct comments regarding this founding father are best ignored.the cheap shots discredit only those foolish enough to judge another.
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