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    • John Marshall

    • The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The life of John Marshall, founding father and America's premier chief justice. In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the US. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Biography

    • By Jean on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • James Madison

    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
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    Eminent historian Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution” and one of America's greatest statesmen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OK book but not a biography

    • By Joel Mayer on 08-05-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Founders' Son

    • A Life of Abraham Lincoln
    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C., Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, friend, visionary. And he shows that despite his many roles and his varied life, Lincoln returned time and time again to the Founders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Research and Evenhanded Work

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Andrew Jackson, for Better or Worse

    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today his reputation is in decline, but 200 years ago he saved the nation.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • George Washington on Leadership

    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    With his trademark wit and precision, Brookhiser expertly examines the details of Washington's life that full-scale biographies sweep over, to instruct us in true leadership. He explains how Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws, and inspires us to do likewise. It shows how one man's struggles and successes 200 years ago can be a model for leaders today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the Different Perspective

    • By Kathleen & Mark on 03-12-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • America's First Dynasty

    • The Adamses 1735-1918
    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In America's First Dynasty, Richard Brookhiser tells the story of America's longest and still-greatest dynasty, the Adamses, the only family in our history to play a leading role in American affairs for nearly two centuries.John Adams was only the first of the Adamses to occupy the highest office in the land; his son, John Quincy Adams, ascended to the presidency as an equal champion of liberty.

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Gimlet-Eyed

    • By: Richard Brookhiser
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    D. Keith Mano’s regular column, “The Gimlet Eye,” appeared in 1972. His mandate, described by WFB, was “to go about seeking strange and remarkable things.” This he did, for 17 years, writing a thousand words in every issue - two or three columns in a row, punctuated by a book review.

    Regular price: $1.95