New York : Random House, c2010.
1 online resource (xxvii, 809 p.,  p. of plates) : ill., map.
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
Thawing out the historical imagination.
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.