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The Resource Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America, David O. Stewart

Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America, David O. Stewart

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Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America
Title
Madison's gift
Title remainder
five partnerships that built America
Statement of responsibility
David O. Stewart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.S74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America, David O. Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end of the beginning -- Part I: Alexander Hamilton. Impatient young men ; A powerful effect on our destiny ; A system to last for ages ; Creating the Federalist ; Ratification battles -- Part II: George Washington. Courting the General ; Starting from scratch ; Not altogether useless ; The deal -- Part III: Jefferson. First, friendship ; The Hamilton problem ; Becoming Republicans ; Party warrior ; No time for qualms -- Part IV: James Monroe. Friends and rivals and friends ; Distant diplomacy ; The rupture ; Reclaiming a friend ; The Republican way of war ; Near to a miracle -- Part V: Dolley. All things to all men ; The lady presidentess ; Adam and Eve at Montpelier ; The constitutional sage of Montpelier ; "A sad blot on our free country" ; Farewells.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 419 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451688597
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2014021393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883146752
  • 755314
  • (OCoLC)ocn883146752
  • 755314
Label
Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America, David O. Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end of the beginning -- Part I: Alexander Hamilton. Impatient young men ; A powerful effect on our destiny ; A system to last for ages ; Creating the Federalist ; Ratification battles -- Part II: George Washington. Courting the General ; Starting from scratch ; Not altogether useless ; The deal -- Part III: Jefferson. First, friendship ; The Hamilton problem ; Becoming Republicans ; Party warrior ; No time for qualms -- Part IV: James Monroe. Friends and rivals and friends ; Distant diplomacy ; The rupture ; Reclaiming a friend ; The Republican way of war ; Near to a miracle -- Part V: Dolley. All things to all men ; The lady presidentess ; Adam and Eve at Montpelier ; The constitutional sage of Montpelier ; "A sad blot on our free country" ; Farewells.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 419 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451688597
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2014021393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883146752
  • 755314
  • (OCoLC)ocn883146752
  • 755314

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