By Catherine Allgor. ISBN 0-8050-8300-6. Copyright 2006. Softcover with 493 pages including notes and index.
Finalist for the 2007 George Washington Book Prize.
An exploration of the mystery of Dolley Madison’s fame and an examination of her subtle yet profound influence on American politics during the volatile era surrounding the War of 1812, when the republic was just taking shape ... in order to create a perfect union.