Richard T Muskopf

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  • James Madison

  • The Founding Father
  • By: Robert A. Rutland
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

This engaging and sympathetic biography reveals the prolific founding father who Thomas Jefferson described as “the greatest man in the world.” We see Madison the legislator, writer, Secretary of State, president, and elder statesman. Perhaps most importantly, we see a man who believed implicitly in the mutual dependence of democracy and individual freedom and whose life was guided by this philosophy. Accordingly, our constitutional guarantees of civil and religious liberty are in many ways his legacy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate but not definitive

  • By Dale on 09-08-11


2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-11

Too much of the evil Hamilton and duped Washington versus the virtuous Madison and Jefferson to be believable history. Certainly not fair and balanced

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