Books by Richard Brookhiser

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

"A useful introduction to a man who is often outshone by his presidential predecessors but who nevertheless was instrumental in creating our modern political system."
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). 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 >
GENTLEMAN REVOLUTIONARY by Richard Brookhiser
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 >
AMERICA’S FIRST DYNASTY by Richard Brookhiser
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

"Hamilton has gained a fair, sympathetic, and always objective biographer—and a biography for our time. (History Book Club selection)"
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. Read full book review >