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Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

Autor: Stewart, David O.

Editorial: Simon and Schuster

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

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Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America : Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison to his proper place as the most significant Founding Father and framer of the new nation.

Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, James Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. Forming key partnerships with Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, and his wife Dolley, Madison achieved his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic. It was Madison who led the drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed for an effective new government as his patron George Washington lent the effort legitimacy; Madison who wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton to secure the Constitution’s ratification; Madison who joined Thomas Jefferson to found the nation’s first political party and move the nation toward broad democratic principles; Madison, with James Monroe, who guided the new nation through its first war in 1812, and who handed the reins of government to the last of the Founders.

But it was his final partnership that allowed Madison to escape his natural shyness and reach the greatest heights. Dolley was the woman he married in middle age and who presided over both him and an enlivened White House. This partnership was a love story, a unique one that sustained Madison through his political rise, his presidency, and a fruitful retirement. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


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Biografía y Autobiografía   Presidents & Heads of State
History & Geography   Revolutionary
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781451688597
ISBN 10:1451688598
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:419
Tamaño:8.44" l x 5.54" w x 1.08" h
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