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Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation

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In this action-packed history, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger unfolds the epic story of Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyranny—both British and American. Remembered largely for his cry for “liberty or death,” Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of Americas Founding Fathers—first to call Americans to arms against Britain, first to demand a bill of rights, and first to fight the growth of big government after the Revolution.

As quick with a rifle as he was with his tongue, Henry was Americas greatest orator and courtroom lawyer, who mixed histrionics and hilarity to provoke tears or laughter from judges and jurors alike. Henrys passion for liberty (as well as his very large family), suggested to many Americans that he, not Washington, was the real father of his country.

This biography is history at its best, telling a story both human and philosophical. As Unger points out, Henrys words continue to echo across America and inspire millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives.

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“Engrossing and articulate…Unger’s telling of Patrick Henry’s story is a beacon of vivid, accessible, and thought-provoking biography.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

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A compelling new biography of Patrick Henry, a monumental figure in American history, hailed in his time as the first of the nations Founding Fathers

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In this action-packed history, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger delivers a “vivid biography of the Virginia firebrand” (Wall Street Journal) Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyranny—both British and American. Remembered largely for his cry for “liberty or death,” Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of America’s Founding Fathers—first to call Americans to arms against Britain, first to demand a bill of rights, and first to fight the growth of big government after the Revolution. And as Unger makes clear in this epic biography, Henry’s words continue to echo across America, inspiring millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives.

 

About the Author

A veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian, Harlow Giles Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon and is the author of sixteen books, including five other biographies of Americas Founding Fathers. He lives in New York.

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9780306820465
Author:
Unger, Harlow Giles
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Da Capo Press
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United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
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Biography-Historical
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Publication Date:
20111131
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 maps and illustrations
Pages:
336
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9 x 6 in

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“Engrossing and articulate…Unger’s telling of Patrick Henry’s story is a beacon of vivid, accessible, and thought-provoking biography.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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A compelling new biography of Patrick Henry, a monumental figure in American history, hailed in his time as the first of the nations Founding Fathers
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In this action-packed history, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger delivers a “vivid biography of the Virginia firebrand” (Wall Street Journal) Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyranny—both British and American. Remembered largely for his cry for “liberty or death,” Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of America’s Founding Fathers—first to call Americans to arms against Britain, first to demand a bill of rights, and first to fight the growth of big government after the Revolution. And as Unger makes clear in this epic biography, Henry’s words continue to echo across America, inspiring millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives.

 

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