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- ISBN: 1400067286 (hc. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781400067282 (hc. : alk. paper)
xxvii, 809 p.,  p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. -780) and index.
The Virginians, 1774-1776 -- On the defensive, 1776-1781 -- Partners apart, 1782-1786 -- The division of power, 1787 -- The addition of rights, 1788-1789 -- The pathological decade and beyond -- Attachments and resentments, 1790-1792 -- Party spirit, 1793 -- The effects of whiskey on reputation, 1794-1795 -- Danger, real or pretended, 1796-1799 -- Inhaling republicanism, 1800-1802 -- Signs of a restless future -- The embryo of a great empire, 1803-1804 -- Years of schism, days of dread, 1805-1808 -- Road to war, 1809-1812 -- Road out of war, 1813-1816 -- Madison lives to tell the tale, 1817-1836 -- Legacy -- Thawing out the historical imagination.
|Summary, etc.:||The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper and noble gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson's genius overshadowing James Madison's judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book, both leaders are seen as men of their times, ruthless and hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years.|