FEBRUARY 2012 HISTORY BOOK CLUB MAIN SELECTION
James Madison and the Making of America
“The serious reader who wants a detailed account of James Madison’s long public career, drawn from primary sources, will find Kevin Gutzman’s book deeply rewarding. The author’s treatments of Virginia’s ratification convention and the drafting of the Bill of Rights are particularly valuable.” — Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848
“Kevin R.C. Gutzman's 'James Madison and the Making of America' revels in the intrigue of political debate and the intricacies of the political process, fashioning a narrative that re-creates the drama of nation-making and governing...” — The Wall Street Journal
"Authoritative account of the public career of James Madison (1751-1836).... A well-considered and -written biography of this gifted Founding Father's many contributions to the early republic." — Kirkus Reviews
Also available in hardcover.