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May 19, 2014: New York Times best selling author Lynne Cheney and husband VP Dick Cheney spoke from the Nixon Library for the West Coast launch of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” her new major biography on the Father of the Constitution and fourth President of the United States.

Lynne Cheney examined the brilliant legacy of Madison as one of the country’s most visionary and influential Founding Fathers. He was the leader of the first Congress, President Washington’s most influential advisor, and led our young nation through the War of 1812 as Commander-in-Chief.

She has spent the last five years immersed in archives, resulting in a lively, intimate, and compelling narrative that takes readers through the history-altering events in which Madison played key roles.