James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity

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University Press of Virginia, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 706 pages

A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army, the Confederation Congress, to his exertions in James Madison's cabinet and his subsequent presidency.

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About the author (1990)

Harry Ammon is Professor Emeritus of History at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is also the author of The Genet Mission (1973).

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