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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


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

From the New York Times bestselling author, the larger than life story of America's fifth president, who transformed a small, fragile nation into a powerful empire

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.

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PublisherDa Capo Press
Publication Date2010-09-28
EditionFirst Trade Paper Edition
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Harlow Giles Unger is a respected historian and accomplished author with over twenty-five books to his credit, specializing in revealing the unseen narratives of American history. Depicting the details and drama of America's past, Unger's works include critically acclaimed biographies of founding fathers and presidents. His talent for captivating storytelling clarifies complex historical events, making them accessible and compelling to readers. In addition to his extensive publication credentials, Unger is a noted educator and on-air commentator. He previously served as Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and has extensively contributed to C-SPAN and History Channel documentaries. His ability to bridge historical academia and mass communication illuminates the intersections of past and present in an engaging manner. Unger's contribution to American historical literature has been widely honored. Several of his books, including his renowned biographies, "John Quincy Adams" and "The Last Founding Father", have become bestsellers. Through his writing, Unger provides readers a deep understanding not just of the events that shaped America's past, but also the people who led the way.

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