James Madison: The Founding Father

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University of Missouri Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages

Available for the first time in paperback, James Madison: The Founding Father is a lively portrait of the man who essentially fathered our constitutional guarantees of civil and religious liberty. Focusing on the role Madison played at the Continental Congress and in each stage of the formation of the American Republic, Robert Allen Rutland also covers Madison's relationship with his beloved wife, Dolley, his fifty-year friendship with Thomas Jefferson, and his years as a respected elder statesman after serving as secretary of state and fourth president of the United States.


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A well researched, very readable biography of one of our early presidents. Rutland makes the case that Madison is truly "The Founding Father" since he was present and actively involved in all aspects ... Read full review

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Chapter One A Headquarters on Manhattan
Chapter Three To Save the Republic
Chapter Four Back Home in the Piedmont
Chapter Five Inventing a Party System
Chapter Six A Change in the Climate
Chapter Seven Apprenticeship for the White House
Chapter Eight The Revolution of 1800 Proceeds
Chapter Nine War and Peace American Style
Chapter Ten Hail to the ChiefIn Retirement

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Robert Allen Rutland is Research Professor of History at the University of Tulsa.

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