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The Three Lives of James Madison - Genius, Partisan, President-logo

The Three Lives of James Madison - Genius, Partisan, President

Noah Feldman

A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political "lives"—as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison's lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital's society. Madison's relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the

A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political "lives"—as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison's lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital's society. Madison's relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the
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A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political "lives"—as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created—and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to, and institutionalizing, the political divide. Madison's lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers—yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington—and define the diplomatic customs of the capital's society. Madison's relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

34h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:07


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:49


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:34


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:14


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:40


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:53


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:35


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:11


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:42


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:34


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:32


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:36


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:29


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:53


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:41


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:34


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:56


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:35


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:53


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:48


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:51


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:27


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:22


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:27


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:10


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:55


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:48


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:28


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:45


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:02


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:40


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:57


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:01


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:29


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:12


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:42


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:19


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:05


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:28


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:47


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:13


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:30


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:08


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:13


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:27


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:25


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:14


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:59


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:24


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:29


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:34


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:07


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:26


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:59


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:29


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:32


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:38


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:10


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

08:47


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:26


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:14


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:36


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:18


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:25


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:04


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:54


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:59


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

08:43


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:04


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:42


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:42


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:51


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:00


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:12


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:04


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:49


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:36


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:02


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:41


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:54

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