Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

By David O. Stewart
Read by Grover Gardner

14.47 Hours 02/10/2015 unabridged
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Overshadowed by his fellow Founders, James Madison is restored by an eminent historian to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation. He did this through his successive partnerships with mentor George Washington, co-author Alexander

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Summary

Summary

Overshadowed by his fellow Founders, James Madison is restored by an eminent historian to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation. He did this through his successive partnerships with mentor George Washington, co-author Alexander

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“David Stewart has created a compelling and nuanced portrait of Madison that reveals him anew. Madison’s Gift is a fascinating exploration of the profound emotional bonds behind the young Republic.” Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana
“Stewart is an acknowledged master of narrative history. He can explain a political crisis or an ideological debate with perfect clarity and exactly the sense of urgency required to capture and hold the reader’s attention.” Washington Post
“[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
“Stewart examines [Madison] from a fresh angle…[he] illuminates much about the history-making relationships among these celebrated figures that in other books might remain obscured. Readers of history are in good hands with this dependable guide, which approaches its subject with a smooth, easygoing style.” Publishers Weekly
“A fond portrait of the mild-mannered Virginian and implacable advocate for the young American government…Historian and novelist Stewart offers a pertinent lesson on Madison’s ability to forge working bonds with other founding members of the new American government, even if they did not always see eye to eye…Stewart’s lively character sketches employ sprightly prose and impeccable research.” Kirkus Reviews
“Gardner’s animated narration makes the material come alive in ways the printed word can’t. There aren’t many direct quotations. For one thing, Madison was no orator, and his speeches bordered on being carefully plotted lectures. So Gardner doesn’t try to give speakers unique vocal characterizations. But his timing and tone enliven the passages, making the material flow easily. His pauses are strategic, rather than being mere excuses to catch his breath. The book is a fascinating examination of the making of the modern United States, and Gardner does the work justice.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: David O. Stewart

David O. Stewart is an award-winning author and the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books. His bestselling books include The Summer of 1787, which won the Washington Writing Award; Impeached; American Emperor; and the novel The Lincoln Deception, which was hailed as the best historical novel of the year by Bloomberg View.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 14.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English