Richard Brookhiser – James Madison

Eminent historian Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and one of America’s greatest statesmen.
Author: Richard Brookhiser
Narrator: Norman Dietz
Duration: 10 hours 10 minutes
Released: 11 Dec 2012
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

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This book covers the career of James Madison from the working on the Constitution through his presidency. The story gives an overview of the forming of the government. Brookhiser gave Alexander Hamilton excellent marks for how he created the Treasury Dept and how the federal monies flowed. Madison and Hamilton did not agree on forming the U.S. Bank. Brookhiser indicated that Madison was mentored by Jefferson and they had a life long friendship. The major concern of the book was politics and that Madison was one of the best at playing politics. Apparently from all the work Madison did on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights he became a pro getting committee member to get the work done. The book slowed down a few times but overall was interesting. Norman Dietz did a good job narrating the book.