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This is very well written, by the way, and quotes from the original sources are seamlessly interwoven.
Catherine Allgor serves up a great examination of not only Dolley Madison but a revealing picture of early politics in early America in A Perfect Union.
One of the most interesting factors is the similarity between the Madison and Obama problems with congress.
This book is very much worth reading, especially for us history buffs interested in the period. Professor of history Allgor gives us an excellent view of the period of James... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert V. Rose, retired education researcher
This book is full of history ... both that of our country and of the early personal lives of Dolley and those around her. Can't put it downPublished 5 months ago by N. Barnes
I looked for this book for years and Amazon found it for me. She is the lady that saved lots of our heritage in a wagon out the back of the Whitehouse when the English came to burn... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dyana J. Mullican
Terrific read. I am a history buff and people like Dolley are people I would have liked to have known.Published 11 months ago by Carla DeMeco
Strongly recommend this book which gives us increased understanding how Dolley Madison helped shape our early republic. Enjoyable, well researched and thoughtful.Published 14 months ago by Heather H.
I mostly enjoyed it for the portrait of the early US but didn't find the characters very compelling. But glad I read it.Published 15 months ago by Frances Goldscheider