The Presidency of James Madison (American Presidency)
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Henry Adams portrayed James Madison as a weak president who lacked both decisiveness and administrative skills. For a century, most historians accepted Adams's assessment.


In this study of the fourth presidency distinguished historian Robert Rutland paints a more complicated portrait. Rutland, former editor-in-chief of the Madison Papers, sees Madison as a bookish, practica...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 14th 1990 by University Press of Kansas (first published April 1990)
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Rutland was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, on 1 October 1922. After serving in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army during World War II, he received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1947. He earned a master's degree in history from Cornell University in 1950 and a Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University in 1953.

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