Ratings : 7497

Review : 284


Published : Sept. 1, 2009

By : Da Capo Press

Language :

Paperback : 388 Pages

Published : Sept. 1, 2009

By : Da Capo Press

Language :

Paperback : 388 Pages

The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness

7497 Ratings - 284 Review

Founding Father James Monroe (1751-1831) long outlived the birth of the country and became so revered that he won two presidential elections (1816, 1820) with no significant opposition. In retrospect, it's easy to discern why: His credentials as a soldier, congressman, senator, ambassador, governor, and secretary of state establish him as arguably the best-prepared president in our nation's history. Harlow Giles Unger presents this unjustly neglected leader within the context of his times. A major biography by the author of Lafayette.



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ABOUT Harlow Giles Unger

A former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian.