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

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Da Capo Press, Sep 29, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - read.to.live - LibraryThing

This book provides a good overview and seems to be accurate, based on my comparison to other biographies. However, it has an overly summarized approach that does not convey the substance of Monroe's ... Read full review

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Yes, the author fully admires Monroe. I guess that all that research, he came to know the subject and admires him fully...seriously, every paragraph is rife with Monroe accolades. Further, the book is ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 2
25
CHAPTER 3
41
CHAPTER 4
61
CHAPTER 5
77
CHAPTER 6
91
CHAPTER 7
109
CHAPTER 8
129
CHAPTER 9
143
CHAPTER 12
195
CHAPTER 13
213
CHAPTER 14
237
CHAPTER 15
261
CHAPTER 16
277
CHAPTER 18
305
CHAPTER 20
333
Appendix
349

CHAPTER 10
159
CHAPTER 11
177

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Acclaimed historian Harlow Giles Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Named one of the nation's premier presidential biographers for his biography of James Monroe (The Last Founding Father), Unger is the author of twenty-four books, including eleven biographies of America's Founders and three histories of the early republic.

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