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Founding rivals : Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the election that saved a nation

Author: Chris DeRose
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, ©2011.
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DeRose tells the never-before-told story of the 1789 congressional election in Virginia's 5th district and of the two men who fought it: James Madison and James Monroe. They were friends and political allies for most of their lives, but their paths diverged when they found themselves at odds with each other in the battle over the Constitution.
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Named Person: James Madison; James Monroe; James Madison; James Monroe; James Madison; James Monroe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris DeRose
ISBN: 9781596981928 159698192X
OCLC Number: 698332797
Description: xvi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Opening days --
1. The last days of the colony of Virginia --
2. The soldier and the statesman --
3. The world turned upside down --
4. The in-between days --
5. The tedious sessions --
6. Madison and Monroe --
7. A prayer for America --
8. The Annapolis disaster and the road to Philadelphia --
9. Great expectations --
10. A rising or a setting sun? --
11. The battle of Shockhoe Hill --
12. The race for ninth --
13. The terrible session --
14. The first election --
15. The Federalist endgame --
16. The "first man" of the House : passing the Bill of Rights --
Epilogue : The fourth of July.
Responsibility: Chris DeRose.

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DeRose tells the never-before-told story of the 1789 congressional election in Virginia's 5th district and of the two men who fought it: James Madison and James Monroe. They were friends and political allies for most of their lives, but their paths diverged when they found themselves at odds with each other in the battle over the Constitution.

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Praise for Founding Rivals "Long before they fought the War of 1812 and planted the seeds of Manifest Destiny, James Madison and James Monroe fought each other over a seat in the First Congress. Read more...

 
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