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    • The Price of Greatness

    • By: Jay Cost
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the history of American politics, there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal falling out. Together they helped bring the Constitution into being, yet soon after the new republic was born, they broke over the meaning of its founding document. Hamilton emphasized economic growth; Madison the importance of republican principles. Author Jay Cost is the first to argue that both men were right - and that their quarrel reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of the American experiment. 

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    • Principles in Tension

    • By William Ehrich on 06-13-18

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