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The former senator and presidential candidate offers a provocative new assessment of the first “national security president”

James Monroe is remembered today primarily for two things: for being the last of the “Virginia Dynasty”—following George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison—and for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, his statement of principles in 1823 that the western hemisphere was to be considered closed to European intervention. But Gary Hart sees Monroe as a president ahead of his time, whose priorities and accomplishments in establishing Americas “national security” have a great deal in common with chief executives of our own time.

Unlike his predecessors Jefferson and Madison, Monroe was at his core a military man. He joined the Continental Army at the age of seventeen and served with distinction in many pivotal battles. (He is prominently featured at Washingtons side in the iconic painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.) And throughout his career as a senator, governor, ambassador, secretary of state, secretary of war, and president, he never lost sight of the fact that without secure borders and friendly relations with neighbors, the American people could never be truly safe in their independence. As president he embarked on an ambitious series of treaties, annexations, and military confrontations that would secure Americas homeland against foreign attack for nearly two hundred years. Hart details the accomplishments and priorities of this forward-looking president, whose security concerns clearly echo those we face in our time.

Synopsis:

The former senator offers a provocative new assessment of the first "national security president"--James Monroe--remembered for being the last of the Virginia dynasty and for issuing the Monroe Doctrine.

About the Author

Gary Hart represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is the author of fourteen books, and has taught at Yale, the University of California, and Oxford University, where he earned a doctor of philosophy degree in politics. He was co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century

and is currently senior counsel to the multinational law firm Coudert Brothers. He resides with his family in Kittredge, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805069600
Subtitle:
The American Presidents Series: The 5th President, 1817-1825
Author:
Hart
Author:
Hart, Gary
Author:
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Author:
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher:
Times Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Monroe, James
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Times
Series:
American Presidents
Publication Date:
20051005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw illus; 1 photo
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
1 in.

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