Books by Richard Brookhiser

JAMES MADISON by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

Brookhiser (Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement, 2009, etc.) explores America's tangled two-party political system and the man instrumental in creating it, James Madison (1751-1836).

The author investigates Madison's transition from ideological framer of the Constitution to a fervent party man who fought against the Federalist party for decades and led his Republican party during its first military foray, the War of 1812. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Right book, right author."
National Review senior editor Brookhiser (George Washington on Leadership, 2008, etc.) recalls his writing life. Read full book review >
GEORGE WASHINGTON ON LEADERSHIP by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Unexceptional wisdom breezily packaged."
From a journalist and historian specializing in the lives of the Founders, lessons in leadership drawn from the plantation, military and political career of George Washington. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2003

"Brookhiser might have done more to examine the text with an eye to that question, but this remains a balanced and thoroughly interesting study of the man and his time all the same."
Third in National Review senior editor Brookhiser's series on the heroes of the American Revolution (Founding Father, 1996; Alexander Hamilton, American, 1999). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Brookhiser elegantly undermines his subjects even as he sympathetically records their importance as a crucial link between Americans of several generations and their national past."
A concise history of four famous men from the house of Adams. Read full book review >
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AMERICAN by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

A compact, compelling biography of one of the greatest, though comparatively overlooked, of the nation's founders. Read full book review >

FOUNDING FATHER by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

An elegant overview of the life of this nation's founding father. Brookhiser (The Way of the WASP, 1990), a senior editor at the National Review, examines George Washington's career as military man, politician, and citizen. Read full book review >