Madison's gift: five partnerships that built America

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Description
Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation.Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, he blended his talents with those of key partners. 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 corrected the greatest blunder of the Constitution by drafting and securing passage of the Bill of Rights with Washington's support; 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, really its Second War of Independence; and it was Madison who handed the reins of government to the last of the Founders, his old friend and sometime rival Monroe. These were the main characters in his life.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.
More Details
ISBN:
9781451688580
145168858
9781622316151
9781451688603
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b2edd5cf-5404-2f6a-1b6a-db1842a8ae47
full_title madison s gift five partnerships that built america
author stewart david o
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-03-25 06:06:05AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1562835977740746752
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Gardner, Grover,
author David O. Stewart
author-letter Stewart, David O.,
author2 Gardner, Grover,, hoopla digital.
author2-role Gardner, Grover,narrator., hoopla digital.
author_additional David O. Stewart.
author_display Stewart, David O
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central, Shirlington, Westover
callnumber_sort_arlington Online OverDrive
collection_arlington Biographies
date_added 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 781
detailed_location_arlington Central Biographies, Shirlington Biographies, Westover Biographies, hoopla
display_description Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison to his proper place as the most significant Founding Father and framer of the new nation: "A fascinating look at how one unlikely figure managed to help guide...a precarious confederation of reluctant states to a self-governing republic that has prospered for more than two centuries" (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
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. In Madison's Gift, David O. Stewart's "insights are illuminating....He weaves vivid, sometimes poignant details throughout the grand sweep of historical events. He brings early history alive in a way that offers today's readers perspective" (Christian Science Monitor).
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access, external
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive, hoopla
edition Unabridged.
format_arlington Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_boost 28
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Non Fiction
grouping_category book
id b2edd5cf-5404-2f6a-1b6a-db1842a8ae47
isbn 145168858, 9781451688580, 9781451688603, 9781622316151
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b1508615x||hoopla|Online|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11418427||Available Online||qanea||, ils:.b14648441|.i19632149|Westover Biographies|B MADISON J|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 03, 2016|wanb||, ils:.b14648441|.i19632150|Central Biographies|B MADISON J|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 27, 2016|canb||, ils:.b14648441|.i19632162|Shirlington Biographies|B MADISON J|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 20, 2016|sanb||, ils:.b14648441|.i20485864|Central Biographies|B MADISON J|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 14, 2017|Feb 12, 2017|canb||, overdrive:6d9971f8-6acf-404f-be5a-5a276c820db4|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington B MADISON J, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington B MADISON J, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington B MADISON J, Online, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 781
num_holdings 5
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central, Shirlington, Westover
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.)) : digital., viii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
popularity 17
primary_isbn 9781451688580
publishDate 2015
publishDateSort 2015
publisher HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books :, Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b1508615x|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books :|2015.|1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b14648441|Book|Books||English|Simon & Schuster,|2015.|viii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm., overdrive:6d9971f8-6acf-404f-be5a-5a276c820db4|eBook|eBook||English|Simon & Schuster|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b1508615x||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true|||, ils:.b14648441|.i19632149|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||, ils:.b14648441|.i19632150|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||, ils:.b14648441|.i19632162|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||, ils:.b14648441|.i20485864|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999||, overdrive:6d9971f8-6acf-404f-be5a-5a276c820db4|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false|||
subject_facet Downloadable audio, Friendship -- Political aspects -- United States -- History, Madison, James, -- 1751-1836, Madison, James, -- 1751-1836 -- Friends and associates, Madison, James, -- 1751-1836 -- Influence, Madison, James, -- 1751-1836 -- Marriage, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Statesmen -- United States -- Biography, Streaming audio, United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783, United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America
title_display Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America
title_full Madison's Gift Five Partnerships That Built America, Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America / David O. Stewart
title_short Madison's gift :
title_sort madison's gift five partnerships that built america
title_sub five partnerships that built America
topic Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Politics
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Politics