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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books (29 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670025194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670025190
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Praise for "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
by Lynne Cheney
"With this compelling, elegant, original biography, Lynne Cheney brings the great, elusive James Madison back to life. . . ."
--Michael Beschloss, author of "The Conquerors" and "Presidential Courage"
"Lucidly written . . . this is probably the best single volume bio of Madison that we now have."
--Gordon Wood, "New York Times Book Review"
"A lovingly researched tribute to an often underestimated man. It does not explicitly refer to modern controversies. But present-day politics intrudes."
--"The Economist"
"[In this] meticulously researched, richly detailed look at the life and times of Madison, former Second Lady Cheney fleshes out the achievements and struggles of this American founding
father. . . . Authoritative, conversational, certainly confident in its analysis."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Written with subtlety and grace, ["James Madison"] is as groundbreaking as it is fresh, as enthralling as it is compulsively readable. It is nothing short of a masterpiece. . . ."
--Jay Wink, author of "April 1865" and "The Great Upheaval"
"A nuanced study on its own and a thoughtful presentation by one of today's prominent public intellectuals."
--"Library Journal"
"[Lynne Cheney's] writing is both fluid and polished; the tone is measured and judicious. Her treatment of Madison . . . is informed by a sophisticated knowledge of politics, without in any way being presentist."
--David B. Mattern, senior associate editor, Papers of James Madison, University of Virginia


Praise for "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
by Lynne Cheney
"With this compelling, elegant, original biography, Lynne Cheney brings the great, elusive James Madison back to life. . . ."
--Michael Beschloss, author of "The Conquerors" and "Presidential Courage"
"Lucidly written . . . this is probably the best single volume bio of Madison that we now have."
--Gordon Wood, "New York Times Book Review"
"A lovingly researched tribute to an often underestimated man. It does not explicitly refer to modern controversies. But present-day politics intrudes."
--"The Economist"
"[In this] meticulously researched, richly detailed look at the life and times of Madison, former Second Lady Cheney fleshes out the achievements and struggles of this American founding
father. . . . Authoritative, conversational, certainly confident in its analysis."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Written with subtlety and grace, ["James Madison"] is as groundbreaking as it is fresh, as enthralling as it is compulsively readable. It is nothing short of a masterpiece. . . ."
--Jay Wink, author of "April 1865" and "The Great Upheaval"
"A nuanced study on its own and a thoughtful presentation by one of today's prominent public intellectuals."
--"Library Journal"
"[Lynne Cheney's] writing is both fluid and polished; the tone is measured and judicious. Her treatment of Madison . . . is informed by a sophisticated knowledge of politics, without in any way being presentist."
--David B. Mattern, senior associate editor, Papers of James Madison, University of Virginia
"[Cheney] offers a lucid, well-paced, wonderfully written, and authoritative history. Very well worth your time."
--"National Review"
"This is the James Madison we always should have known about. Thanks to Lynne Cheney's well-researched book, it's the James Madison we will now always know."
--"The Washington Times"
"The Constitution remains Madison's greatest legacy. Cheney's detailed biography helps renew appreciation for the man behind it."
--"Pittsburgh Tribune Review"
"Lynne Cheney has written what may be the most authoritative and comprehensive book ever on the life of Founding Father and President James Madison. It offers a fascinating perspective into how brilliant Madison truly was."
--"Intellectual Conservative"

Praise for "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
With this compelling, elegant, original biography, Lynne Cheney brings the great, elusive James Madison back to life, reminding us of how powerfully this brilliant founder s political and intellectual leadership has shaped the course of American history. In this era in which Madison is too often eclipsed by more histrionic founders, Cheney shows us his crucial, fascinating relationships with Dolley, Thomas Jefferson and an all-star cast, and lets us witness the growth of a world-changing political philosopher. Her book demonstrates why Madison deserves to stand near the center of our early American firmament.
Michael Beschloss, author of "The Conquerors" and "Presidential Courage"
Lucidly written . . . this is probably the best single-volume bio of Madison that we now have.
Gordon Wood, " New York Times Book Review"
The book is a lovingly researched tribute to an often-underestimated man. It does not explicitly refer to modern controversies. But present-day politics intrudes.
"The Economist"
[A] meticulously researched, richly detailed look at the life and times of Madison. Former Second Lady Cheney fleshes out the achievements and struggles of this American founding father. . . . [A]uthoritative, conversational, certainly confident in its analysis.
"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
James Madison did as much to put his stamp on the nation as any of the founders, yet too rarely is he given his due in the pantheon of America s statesman. In this stunning, brilliant work, Lynne Cheney rectifies this glaring oversight, and brings Madison to life as never before. Written with subtlety and grace, the book is as groundbreaking as it is fresh, as enthralling as it is compulsively readable. It is nothing short of a masterpiece that deserves to be in the bookshelf of every history buff!
Jay Winik, author of "April 1865" and "The Great Upheaval"
A nuanced study on its own and a thoughtful presentation by one of today s prominent public intellectuals.
"Library Journal"
Cheney might have written a book that made Madison a prop in today s political battles. She did not, which is greatly to her credit and true to the life of the man.
"Washington Post"
After more than twenty-five years working on the Madison Papers, it s not often that I read something about him that is fresh and engaging, and discovers new aspects of his life and character. Cheney s exploration of Madison s health issues, not only as a young man, but throughout his career, is imaginative and groundbreaking. Her writing is both fluid and polished; the tone is measured and judicious; there isn t a strident note in the whole book. And, an added plus, her treatment of Madison as a political actor is informed by a sophisticated knowledge of politics, without in any way being presentist.
David B. Mattern, Research Professor and Senior Associate Editor, Papers of James Madison, University of Virginia
On the whole [Cheney] offers a lucid, well-paced, wonderfully written, and authoritative history. Very well worth your time.
"National Review"
This is the James Madison we always should have known about. Thanks to Lynne Cheney s well-researched book, it s the James Madison we will now always know.
"The Washington Times"
The Constitution remains Madison s greatest legacy. Cheney s detailed biography helps renew appreciation for the man behind it.
"Pittsburgh Tribune Review"
Lynne Cheney has written what may be the most authoritative and comprehensive book ever on the life of Founding Father and President James Madison. It offers a fascinating perspective into how brilliant Madison truly was.
"Intellectual Conservative""

Praise for James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

"With this compelling, elegant, original biography, Lynne Cheney brings the great, elusive James Madison back to life, reminding us of how powerfully this brilliant founder's political and intellectual leadership has shaped the course of American history. In this era in which Madison is too often eclipsed by more histrionic founders, Cheney shows us his crucial, fascinating relationships with Dolley, Thomas Jefferson and an all-star cast, and lets us witness the growth of a world-changing political philosopher. Her book demonstrates why Madison deserves to stand near the center of our early American firmament."
--Michael Beschloss, author of The Conquerors and Presidential Courage

"Lucidly written . . . this is probably the best single-volume bio of Madison that we now have."
--Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review

"The book is a lovingly researched tribute to an often-underestimated man. It does not explicitly refer to modern controversies. But present-day politics intrudes."
--The Economist

"[A] meticulously researched, richly detailed look at the life and times of Madison. Former Second Lady Cheney fleshes out the achievements and struggles of this American founding father. . . . [A]uthoritative, conversational, certainly confident in its analysis."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"James Madison did as much to put his stamp on the nation as any of the founders, yet too rarely is he given his due in the pantheon of America's statesman. In this stunning, brilliant work, Lynne Cheney rectifies this glaring oversight, and brings Madison to life as never before. Written with subtlety and grace, the book is as groundbreaking as it is fresh, as enthralling as it is compulsively readable. It is nothing short of a masterpiece that deserves to be in the bookshelf of every history buff!"
--Jay Winik, author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval

"A nuanced study on its own and a thoughtful presentation by one of today's prominent public intellectuals."
--Library Journal

"Cheney might have written a book that made Madison a prop in today's political battles. She did not, which is greatly to her credit and true to the life of the man."
--Washington Post

"After more than twenty-five years working on the Madison Papers, it's not often that I read something about him that is fresh and engaging, and discovers new aspects of his life and character. Cheney's exploration of Madison's health issues, not only as a young man, but throughout his career, is imaginative and groundbreaking. Her writing is both fluid and polished; the tone is measured and judicious; there isn't a strident note in the whole book. And, an added plus, her treatment of Madison as a political actor is informed by a sophisticated knowledge of politics, without in any way being presentist."
--David B. Mattern, Research Professor and Senior Associate Editor, Papers of James Madison, University of Virginia

"On the whole [Cheney] offers a lucid, well-paced, wonderfully written, and authoritative history. Very well worth your time."
--National Review

"This is the James Madison we always should have known about. Thanks to Lynne Cheney's well-researched book, it's the James Madison we will now always know."
--The Washington Times

"The Constitution remains Madison's greatest legacy. Cheney's detailed biography helps renew appreciation for the man behind it."
--Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"Lynne Cheney has written what may be the most authoritative and comprehensive book ever on the life of Founding Father and President James Madison. It offers a fascinating perspective into how brilliant Madison truly was."
--Intellectual Conservative --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lynne Cheney is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including six bestselling books about American history for children. Her most recent book is We the People: The Story of Our Constitution. The wife of former vice president Dick Cheney, she lives in McLean, Virginia, and Wilson, Wyoming.


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