James Madison: The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817 (Audio Cassette)

The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817

By Garry Wills, Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger (Editor), Ira Claffey (Read by)

Macmillan Audio, 9781559277372

Publication Date: August 1, 2002



A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father

Explore Madison's rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation if the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress. Madison oversaw the first foreign war under the constitution, and had to confront issues such as public morale, internal security, relations with Congress, and the independence of the military. Wills also traces Madison's later life, during which he enjoyed greater popularity than while in office.

About the Author

Gary Wills is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and cultural critic, and a professor of history at Northwestern University. A recipient of the National Book Award, his many books include "Lincoln at Gettysburg," "Reagan's America," "Witches and Jesuits," and a biography of Saint Augustine. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Ira Claffey has narrated or co-narrated numerous audio titles from Macmillan Audio. His work includes "Rock Rats," "Thomas Jefferson," "Rutherford B. Hayes," "Dwight D. Eisenhower," "John Quincy Adams," "Grover Cleveland," "James Madison," and "Theodore Roosevelt." Of Ira's narration of "Theodore Roosevelt," "AudioFile" magazine has said, "Ira Claffey's passionate but cultivated voice is the perfect medium in which to join two men of refinement."