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  • The Forgotten Conservative

  • Rediscovering Grover Cleveland
  • By: John Pafford
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Grover Cleveland is truly the forgotten conservative: a man of dignity, integrity, and courage often overlooked by the history books. Historian and author John Pafford reveals a president who deserves more attention. Cleveland might not have presided over deeply troubled times, but he set a standard for principled leadership in office that is especially relevant today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A book much like Cleveland himself

  • By John David on 12-30-17

I know far too much about the author's politics

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Over the last year, I've read 25 biographies, and this was the worst. The primary issue is that no attempt at objectivity was made. The author has made his opinions and politics abundantly clear, and leaves out any explanation of value statements on the apparent assumption the reader already agrees with his statements of any decision being good or bad. The narrative went between awkwardly conversational and sounding, as another reviewer stated, like a Wikipedia article. I will definitely be advising others to find a different biography of President Cleveland.

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  • James Madison

  • A Life Reconsidered
  • By: Lynne Cheney
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states - so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers - helped shape the country Americans live in today.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much suggestion instead of reality

  • By ckllp on 08-21-16

Enjoyable and Informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-16

Wonderful biography, very informative. I'm reading/listening to all the presidential biographies, and this one was one of the most enjoyable and informative. I liked it so much, I regret some other 5 star reviews!

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