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Madison and Jefferson

Author: Andrew Burstein; Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Burstein; Nancy Isenberg
ISBN: 9781400067282 1400067286
OCLC Number: 505417130
Description: xxvii, 809 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: A time of blood and fortune --
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.
Responsibility: Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg.

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