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

By Michael Signer
In a time when America is desperately searching for leadership comes this inspiring story of James Madison s coming of age, providing incisive and original insight into the Founding Father who did the most but is known the least.
Michael Signer takes a fresh look at the life of our fourth president. His focus is on Madison before he turned thirty-six, the years in which he did his most enduring work: battling with Patrick Henrythe most charismatic politician in revolutionary America, whose political philosophy and ruthless tactics eerily foreshadowed those of today s Tea Partyover religious freedom; introducing his framework for a strong central government; becoming the intellectual godfather of the Constitution; and providing a crucial role at Virginia s convention to ratify the Constitution in 1788, when the nation s future hung in the balance.
Signer s young James Madison is a role model for the leaders so badly needed today: a man who overcame daunting personal issues (including crippling anxiety attacks) to battle an entrenched and vicious status quo. Michael Signer s brilliant analysis of Madison s Method, the means by which Madison systematically destroyed dangerous ideas and left in their stead an enduring and positive vision for the United States, is wholly original and uniquely relevant today.
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"Michael Singer's "Becoming Madison" offers a gripping portrait of the emergence and development of the leadership of one of our country's great architects. We are wonderfully reminded of the power of a single person's passion, humility, and statesmanship in shaping a nation's destiny." -Michael Useem, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania



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Publisher PublicAffairs
Publish date 03/01/2015
Pages 384
ISBN-13 9781610392952
ISBN-10 1610392957
Language English

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