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The Resource James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R.C. Gutzman

James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R.C. Gutzman

Label
James Madison and the making of America
Title
James Madison and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
Kevin R.C. Gutzman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full-length biography, in over a decade, of James Madison, our fourth President and icon of the conservative movement. In it, the author, a historian looks beyond Madison's traditional moniker, "The Father of the Constitution", to find a more complex and realistic portrait of this influential Founding Father. Instead of an idealized portrait of Madison, the author treats readers to the story of a man who often performed his founding deeds in spite of himself: Madison's fame rests on his participation in the writing of The Federalist Papers and his role in drafting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Yet, he thought that the Bill of Rights was unnecessary and insisted that it not be included in the unamended Constitution which, he lamented, was entirely inadequate and, likely, would soon fail. Madison helped to create the first American political party, the first party to call itself "Republican", but only after he had argued that political parties, in general, were harmful. Madison served as Secretary of State and, then, as President during the early years of the United States and the War of 1812; however, the American foreign policy he implemented in 1801-1817 ultimately resulted in the British burning down the Capitol and the White House. Virtually all of his great accomplishments, such as his contributions to The Federalist Papers, are now misunderstood. His greatest legacy, the disestablishment of Virginia's state church and adoption of the libertarian Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, is often omitted from discussion of his career
Cataloging source
TANCP
Dewey number
  • 973.5/1092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.G88 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrator: Arthur Morey
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R.C. Gutzman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 13:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1374873
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (16 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452606347
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1374873
  • (Sirsi) 1374873
  • (OCoLC)769185777
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R.C. Gutzman
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 13:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1374873
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (16 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452606347
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1374873
  • (Sirsi) 1374873
  • (OCoLC)769185777
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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