James Madison

Author: Lynne Cheney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163451
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A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney Lin-Manuel Miranda's play "Hamilton" has reignited interest in the founding fathers; it features James Madison among its vibrant cast of characters. 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. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country’s history—the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson’s secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence—and remain a republic still. From the Hardcover edition.

Sie Schufen Amerika

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406528293
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Der Churchill Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101128
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

The Body Politic

Author: Lynne Cheney
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312979638
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When Vice President Vandercleve dies unexpectedly, the president's staff decides to postpone the announcement for political reasons.

Barack Obama

Author: David Remnick
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783827008930
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The Three Lives Of James Madison

Author: Noah Feldman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679643842
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A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political “lives”—as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison’s lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital’s society. Madison’s relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the first Founding Father to recognize the importance of public opinion, and the first to understand that the media could function as a safeguard to liberty. The Three Lives of James Madison is an illuminating biography of the man whose creativity and tenacity gave us America’s distinctive form of government. His collaborations, struggles, and contradictions define the United States to this day. Advance praise for The Three Lives of James Madison “Noah Feldman brings a scholarly rigor and a gift for narrative to this impressive account of the sprawling—and often perplexing—life of James Madison. Understanding America requires understanding this often-overlooked Founder and his long, eventful life in the arena. We are fortunate indeed that Feldman has given us such a thoughtful examination of Madison’s mind and its still-unfolding role in the story of the nation.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “James Madison is famously known as the ‘Father’ of the American Constitution. With great insight, conveyed in elegant and commanding prose, Noah Feldman gives us a rich portrait of our fourth president in all his many aspects: constitution maker, politician, partisan, friend, slaveholder, husband, president, and elder statesmen. The result is a fresh, bold, and much-needed look at a pivotal figure in American and, therefore, world history.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

James Madison S Presidency

Author: Erika Wittekind
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1512482099
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By the time he became the fourth president of the United States in 1807, James Madison was already a legend. Although he was a short, slight man with a quiet voice, he had played an instrumental role in crafting the US Constitution. As president, he oversaw the country's first international conflict since the American Revolution when tensions with Great Britain led to the War of 1812. He worked to build unity among the states and to preserve many Americans' individual rightseven as larger divisions over slavery and American Indian policy simmered across the country. For a man who was notoriously shy, Madison proved a formidable commander in chief, from his internal policies to his wartime leadership.

James Madison And Constitutional Imperfection

Author: Jeremy D. Bailey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131640479X
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This book presents a provocative account of James Madison's political thought by focusing on Madison's lifelong encounter with the enduring problem of constitutional imperfection. In particular, it emphasizes Madison's alliance with Thomas Jefferson, liberating it from those long-standing accounts of Madisonian constitutionalism that emphasize deliberation by elites and constitutional veneration. Contrary to much of the scholarship, this book shows that Madison was aware of the limits of the inventions of political science and held a far more subtle understanding of the possibility of constitutional government than has been recognized. By repositioning Madison as closer to Jefferson and the Revolution of 1800, this book offers a reinterpretation of one of the central figures of the early republic.

Glorreiche Zeiten

Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426429896
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Kate Atkinsons großer Roman über das Drama des 20. Jahrhunderts – Platz 1 der Times-Bestsellerliste. Was bleibt von einem Menschen und seinen Möglichkeiten? Zwischen den Weltkriegen erlebt Teddy Todd, geboren 1914, eine idyllische ländliche Jugend auf dem Anwesen seiner Familie nahe London. Mag sein, dass er, der charmante Naturfreund und Möchtegern-Poet, mit seiner Sandkastenliebe Nancy einst eine Tochter haben wird (die er nicht versteht und die ihn nicht versteht). Und vielleicht wird die Tochter ihm eine Enkelin schenken, die alle Enttäuschungen wettmacht. Zuvor aber kommt der Krieg ins Spiel, und Teddy Todd hat als todesmutiger Kampfpilot fast tagtäglich die Städte Hitler-Deutschlands zu bombardieren ... Ein Roman über den heroischen Alltag eines wunderbar normalen Mannes; ein Buch voll hintergründigem Witz, das sich anfühlt wie vier Generationen gelebtes Leben. „Für mich ist diese feinsinnige, dramatische und bewegende Familiensaga aus England eines der besten Bücher des Jahres.“ Brigitte

Mein Fremdes Leben

Author: Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 364113983X
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Ein Leben außer Kontrolle. Paul O’Rourke ist Zahnarzt mit einer gutgehenden Praxis an der Park Avenue in Manhattan. Er liebt das Leben, auch wenn er vielleicht nicht besonders viel damit anzufangen weiß. Doch dann tritt plötzlich ein Fremder im Internet unter O’Rourkes Namen und Beruf auf und bedroht fundamental dessen Identität – nicht nur in den virtuellen Tiefen des Internets, sondern auch im ganz realen Leben. Paul O’Rourke ist ein Mann voller Widersprüche: Er verachtet die Welt der sozialen Medien, ist aber abhängig von seinem iPhone, er ist ein Zahnarzt, der heimlich raucht, ein glühender Fan des Baseballteams der Red Sox, der es nicht ertragen kann, wenn sie gewinnen, und er ist ein Atheist, der Gott nicht ganz aufgeben will. Kurz, der Zahnarzt mit gutgehender Praxis an der Park Avenue in Manhattan liebt zwar das Leben, weiß aber nichts Rechtes damit anzufangen. Als Paul eines Tages feststellt, dass jemand in seinem Namen eine Website, eine Facebook-Seite und einen Twitter-Account eingerichtet hat, verfolgt er mit ohnmächtigem Entsetzen die Entwicklung seines virtuellen Alter Ego. Bald geht es nicht mehr nur um die Verletzung seiner Privatsphäre, sondern um etwas viel Beunruhigenderes: Jemand hat seine Identität gestohlen, und dieser »Online-Paul« beginnt ein Eigenleben zu führen – manchen ist er sogar sympathischer als der echte. Fieberhaft versucht Paul herauszufinden, was der Grund für dieses böse Spiel sein und wer dahinterstecken könnte. Er vernachlässigt dabei nicht nur seine Zahnarztpraxis, sondern gerät immer tiefer in die Abgründe einer digitalen Welt, die zunehmend sein reales Leben und Ich zu dominieren droht. In seinem vielbeachteten Roman »Ins Freie« hat Joshua Ferris das Schicksal eines Mannes beschrieben, der die Kontrolle über sein Leben verliert, weil eine unbeherrschbare Zwangsstörung Besitz von ihm ergreift. In »Mein fremdes Leben« variiert Ferris dieses Thema auf eine noch verstörendere, noch brisantere Weise, indem er zeigt, wie wenig es in unserer modernen Welt bedarf, um unsere gesamte Existenz, unsere ureigenste Identität anzugreifen und in Frage zu stellen.