The Last Founding Father: James Monroe And A Nation's Call To Greatness

The Last Founding Father: James Monroe And A Nation's Call To Greatness

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

In this compelling biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals the epic story of James Monroe (1758–1831)—the last of America's Founding Fathers—who transformed a small, fragile nation beset by enemies into a powerful empire stretching “from sea to shining sea.” Like David McCullough's John Adams and Jon Meacham's American Lion, The Last Founding Father is both a superb read and stellar scholarship—action-filled history in the grand tradition.

Review

Dead Presidents website, 10/19/10
“What stands out most about Unger’s book is the clarity and ease of the author’s writing…I read a lot of books about Presidents that I already know a lot about, but this book taught me more about a single President than I have learned in years…James Monroe deserves his place amongst the giants of our Founding, and Harlow Giles Unger has forever ensured it.”

WhatWouldtheFoundersThink.com, 1/27/11
“This book is so full of interesting connections and characters that it is impossible to do it justice in the space of a review…This book is a pleasure to read and the wonderful use of illustrations augments it.”

 

Journal of Southern History, May 2011
“Unger shows how the public and private...

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