The Price of Greatness Lib/E: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy (Compact Disc)

The Price of Greatness Lib/E: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy By Jay Cost, Dan Woren (Read by) Cover Image

The Price of Greatness Lib/E: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy (Compact Disc)

By Jay Cost, Dan Woren (Read by)

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An incisive account of the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and of the origins of our wealthy yet highly unequal nation.

In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal falling out. Together they helped bring the Constitution into being, yet soon after the new republic was born they broke over the meaning of its founding document. Hamilton emphasized economic growth, Madison the importance of republican principles.

Jay Cost is the first to argue that both men were right-and that their quarrel reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of the American experiment. He shows that each man in his own way came to accept corruption as a necessary cost of growth. The Price of Greatness reveals the trade-off that made the United States the richest nation in human history and that continues to fracture our politics to this day.


Product Details ISBN: 9781549144325
ISBN-10: 1549144324
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Language: English