Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father

By Signer, Michael

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9781610392952 9781610392969
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Reviewed on February 15, 2015  |  Social Sciences

Several aspects distinguish this work from others on James Madison (1751–1836). Political theorist Signer (Demagogue) covers his subject's first 37 years, focusing on the evolution and unification of the political and personal principles that formed Madison into a political authority, persuasive writer, expert debater, and, above all, a preeminent leader and extraordinary statesman. The author argues that with a systematic "method" of employing intellect, rationality, preparation, and controlled passion, Madison succes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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