James Madison
The Founding Father
Robert Allen Rutland
312 pages
6.13 x 9.25

Formats available:
Paperback   $24.95 TR
ISBN: 978-0-8262-1141-5

About the Book

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.


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


"James Madison is an excellent short biography of a complex man."—New York Times Book Review


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