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James Madison

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    very good

    I haven't finished the book yet, but so far it is what I like in a biography. I like to get to know the person not just his or her accomplishments. It is easy to read. Sometimes when there is too much quoting in 19th century language I lose interest. Mr. Brookhiser takes most of the quotes and interprets them making the language easier to understand and read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Good Survey

    This is a sketch of the man and moves fast. It is nominally held together by an interesting theme: that Madison is the father of modern politics. Unfortunately, the theme seems to disappear for significant stretches, and it is not convincing in other parts. Still, in this election season, the political machinations of the founding generation provide timely perspective on the "divisive partisanship" of our time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Enjoyed this book. Would recommend it.

    A good adaptation of a sometimes forgotten founder.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Well written and entertaining

    This biography describes a man who was a genius and a visionary and yet he was honest about the flaws of our system of government and of large and unsolved issues of this time. He, as did the rest of the founding fathers, recognized the greatest problem and contradiction in the reality and the dream and yet they could not bring themselves to solve a problem that would persist for another 50 years and require a great and terrible civil war.
    I would like to have gotten more insight into the relationship between James and Dolley but i enjoyed what was offered. The author showed, I think the Madison as he was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Poorly written

    This book is very poorly written and there is no sign the did any research.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Love it

    I did I did a biography on him!!!!!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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