Looking for a great book for a father, grandfather, husband or friend for Father's Day? (Sunday June 15th) Well, Viking Books has a great idea for the history/political buffs in your life. James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney is newly released. I have a copy to giveaway - and the great folks at Viking are guaranteeing delivery for Father's Day anywhere in the US!
From the publisher:
"A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney.
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." Read an excerpt of James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.
Sound like a book you'd like to give someone? (Okay, or maybe keep for yourself?) Simply leave a comment to be entered (and a way for me to contact you - either by email or through your blog)
This giveaway is short and sweet in order to make sure the book arrives in time for Father’s Day. A winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday, June 8/14. Open to US only, no PO boxes. please.