Synopses & Reviews
In this compelling biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals the epic story of James Monroe (1758and#150;1831)and#151;the last of Americaand#8217;s Founding Fathersand#151;who transformed a small, fragile nation beset by enemies into a powerful empire stretching and#147;from sea to shining sea.and#8221; Like David McCulloughand#8217;s John Adams and Jon Meachamand#8217;s American Lion, The Last Founding Father is both a superb read and stellar scholarshipand#151;action-filled history in the grand tradition.
Dead Presidents website, 10/19/10
andldquo;What stands out most about Ungerandrsquo;s book is the clarity and ease of the authorandrsquo;s writingandhellip;I read a lot of books about Presidents that I already know a lot about, but this book taught me more about a single President than I have learned in yearsandhellip;James Monroe deserves his place amongst the giants of our Founding, and Harlow Giles Unger has forever ensured it.andrdquo;WhatWouldtheFoundersThink.com, 1/27/11andldquo;This book is so full of interesting connections and characters that it is impossible to do it justice in the space of a reviewandhellip;This book is a pleasure to read and the wonderful use of illustrations augments it.andrdquo;
and#160;Journal of Southern History, May 2011
andldquo;Unger shows how the public and private commitments of early American diplomats were sometimes intertwined.andrdquo;
The Waterline, 10/6/11andldquo;Unger writes an excellent biography, and dissects the major events that would shape our young nationandhellip;A fine read.andrdquo;
In this compelling biography, an award-winning author recounts the life of James Monroe, who dedicated himself to serving his country and building America's future. b&w photos.
About the Author
A former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon, Harlow Giles Unger is the author of sixteen books, including six biographies of Americaand#8217;s Founding Fathers. He lives in New York.