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New Book Release: James Madison - The Father of the Constitution (1751 - 1836) - ISBN-10: 1470120593; ISBN-13: 978-1470120597

New Book Release - James Madison - The Father of the Constitution (1751 - 1836) - A New Biographical book by Author J.J. Collins explores the life and career of James Madison, Jr. American politician and political philosopher

London, United Kingdom, September 08, 2012 --( A New Biographical book by Author J.J. Collins explores the life and career of James Madison, Jr. American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817) and as one of the Founding Fathers, he was part of the birth of America as a nation. Madison was a small man in stature but a giant in constitutional and historical terms in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary period of American history. Madison worked hard to help call a national convention in 1787, where he presented a thorough plan for solutions, known as the Virginia plan, which became the basis of the US Constitution of which; he was the principal author of the US Constitution and the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and is often called the Father of the Constitution. As President - Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of State (1801-1809), Madison supervised the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation's size, and sponsored the ill-fated Embargo Act of 1807. As the fourth President of the United States, he led the poorly prepared nation into the War of 1812 against Great Britain. The war ended with the Treaty of Ghent with many historians agreeing that Americans view the War of 1812, to be the second greatest war that ensured their independence. As the Father of Constitution, he ensured that this nation would become whole, united, and most of all, in the hands of the people. As the driving force behind the Bill of Rights, he empowered and inspired the people. Madison died at his beloved Montpelier in 1836, at age 85 however; his influence and legacy lives on through to this day.

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J.J. Collins is an Indie Author, Blogger and Political Commentator based in the United Kingdom Collins has always been passionate about American History and politics; he enjoyed a long and successful business career before a serious illness forced a change in life and career direction. This unexpected turn of events allowed Collins to rediscover his passion & love for writing.

Collins says, "I have been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively and I have to admit, I’m definitely a news junkie! but also a person who loves learning about new cultures, places and people. I believe by capturing and studying key events in our history, is a vitally important way in understanding the modern world we live in. The study of politics and history can often assist us in opening our minds and improving our language skills and can also be a lot of fun."

"I believe the study of Politics and History helps us understand other people and other societies. Society is shaped by what came before," Collins says. "In order to understand how we have become what we are, and why we differ from others, it’s important to look to history. Very few events are truly 'global' – and understanding the “non-global” is a key to understanding why people living in one country can develop stereotypes of those living in another country."

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