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James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

By: Richard Labunski
Published: 2006
Pages: 336
Total Copies: 16
Genre: NonfictionPresidents & Politics | Courts & Laws | Biographies & Memoirs

Description: Today the Bill of Rights is such a cornerstone of American democracy that we can scarcely imagine the nation without it. Yet the birth of the Bill of Rights was no foregone conclusion: rather, it was the outcome of furious debate and an epic political struggle that might have fragmented the American republic even as it was being formed. These pages offer a dramatic account of how an unlikely hero—the shy, soft-spoken, and scholarly James Madison—almost single-handedly brought the Bill of Rights to life against daunting odds, forever shaping, and perhaps even saving, the United States.

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