MADISON REALLY IS AMERICA’S FIRST POLITICIAN
This is a remarkable biography. It is lucid, well-written, and gives a very balanced portrait of Madison.
Cost conveys several of Madison’s mistakes, yet the author does a terrific job of showcasing Madison’s genius, not just in brain power which he had plenty, but in our fourth president’s ability to compromise in generally wise ways.
Some find Madison a typical flip-flopper, but Jay Cost convincingly demonstrates that this is a misread of Madison.
A wonderful read that will elevate your understanding of the early Republic. You will also learn much about key players, especially Hamilton.