The Conservancy presents an excellent opportunity for learning about negotiations and leadership via the accomplishments achieved by James Madison in building the framework of the new nation. Featuring best-selling Historian David O. Stewart, Author of Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America (Simon and Schuster, 2015) on the first day on its publication – scheduled to receive feature reviews in the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. In Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, Stewart restores James Madison, recognized as “The Father of The Constitution,” to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation. Unlike most who have served in government during our history, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. Esteemed historian Stewart offers a pertinent lesson on Madison’s ability to forge working bonds with other founding members of the new American government, even when they did not see eye to eye, and his capacity to move the needle toward progress during our country’s formative years. David O. Stewart is an award winning author and president of the Washington Independent Review of Books. He is the author of several acclaimed histories published by Simon & Schuster, including The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution as well as Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, and American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America.