Just received an advance copy of Kevin Gutzman’s James Madison and the Making of America. It’s a featured selection of the History Book Club for February, an honor in itself. But the blurbs on this thing are especially impressive; endorsements of this book come from people who can boast Pulitzer Prizes, prestigious university posts, and important scholarly contributions of their own (e.g., the editor of the Papers of George Washington predicts this book will become the standard biography of Madison).
Gutzman is not a hagiographer of Madison, as so many treatments of his subject have been, but neither is he unfair to the man. I can’t wait to spend time with what promises to be an important and absorbing book. Pre-order yours now!