xxvii, 809 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
9781400067282 acid-free paper 1400067286 acid-free paper
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 755-780) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.