Book Reviews

James Madison

James Madison by Garry Wills (New York: Times Books, 2002), 185 pgs. If George Washington is the father of our country, James Madison is the father of our Constitution. He was an unlikely soldier in the Revolution. Barely five-foot-four and a hundred pounds, he became a colonel in the Orange…

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Times of Brother Jonathan

The Times of Brother Jonathan… What He Ate, Drank, Wore, Believed In & Used for Medicine During the War of Independence by dudley c gould (Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 2001), 315 pgs. This is a thoroughly disappointing book. The title promises a sweeping survey of the life of a common…

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