In this lively and compelling biography Harlow Giles Unger reveals the dominant political figure of a generation. A fierce fighter in four critical Revolutionary War battles and a courageous survivor of Valley Forge and a near-fatal wound at the Battle of Trenton, James Monroe (1751a1831) went on to become Americaas first full-time politician, dedicating his life to securing Americaas national and international durability. Decorated by George Washington for his exploits as a soldier, Monroe became a congressman, a senator, U.S. minister to France and Britain, governor of Virginia, secretary of state, secretary of war, and finally Americaas fifth president. The country embraced Monroeas dreams of empire and elected him to two terms, the second time unanimously. Mentored by each of Americaas first four presidents, Monroe was unquestionably the best prepared president in our history. Like David McCulloughas John Adams and Jon Meachamas recent book on Andrew Jackson, this new biography of Monroe is both a solid read and stellar scholarshipahistory in the grand tradition.In this lively and compelling biography Harlow Giles Unger reveals the dominant political figure of a generation.
|Title||:||The Last Founding Father|
|Author||:||Harlow G. Unger|
|Publisher||:||Da Capo Press - 2010-10|