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The Resource James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple, Bruce Chadwick

James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple, Bruce Chadwick

Label
James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple
Title
James & Dolley Madison
Title remainder
America's first power couple
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Chadwick
Title variation
James and Dolley Madison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison, America's first political power couple. In this comprehensive biography of James and Dolley Madison, historian Bruce Chadwick introduces the reader to "America's first power couple." Using newly uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons' personal and political lives. Based on this archive, the author argues that our fourth president--the architect of the Constitution--owed much of his success to the political savvy of his wife. And Dolley, through her many social skills, created the dynamic role of First Lady that we know today. Within the new historical papers are remarkable stories of Dolley's parties and her backdoor politicking. Their letters show Madison not as a boring, average president--as some historians have maintained--but as a vibrant, tough leader, a very successful commander in chief who changed America. These documents also help to paint a searing portrait of the Madisons' struggles with their irresponsible son and outline how their lifelong funding of his whims brought about their own demise. Blending the personal and the political, this is a fascinating portrait of a couple whose life together contributed so much to the future course of our nation"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/10922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.C47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple, Bruce Chadwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013036222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781616148355
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013036222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple, Bruce Chadwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013036222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781616148355
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013036222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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