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

Michael Signer

In Becoming Madison, 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 Henry-the most charismatic politician in revolutionary America, whose political philosophy and ruthless tactics eerily foreshadowed those of today's Tea Party-over 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 leaders today: a man who overcame daunting personal issues (including crippling anxiety attacks) to battle an entrenched and vicious status quo. His 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.

In Becoming Madison, 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 Henry-the most charismatic politician in revolutionary America, whose political philosophy and ruthless tactics eerily foreshadowed those of today's Tea Party-over 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 leaders today: a man who overcame daunting personal issues (including crippling anxiety attacks) to battle an entrenched and vicious status quo. His 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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In Becoming Madison, 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 Henry-the most charismatic politician in revolutionary America, whose political philosophy and ruthless tactics eerily foreshadowed those of today's Tea Party-over 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 leaders today: a man who overcame daunting personal issues (including crippling anxiety attacks) to battle an entrenched and vicious status quo. His 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Colacci

Length:

12h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

47:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

45:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

44:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

36:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:12