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The Resource The Last Founding Father

The Last Founding Father

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The Last Founding Father
Title
The Last Founding Father
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
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last founding father
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James Monroe and a nations call to greatness
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Language
eng
Summary
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 (1751–1831) went on to become America’s first full-time politician, dedicating his life to securing America’s 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 America’s fifth president. The country embraced Monroe’s dreams of empire and elected him to two terms, the second time unanimously. Mentored by each of America’s first four presidents, Monroe was unquestionably the best prepared president in our history.Like David McCullough’s John Adams and Jon Meacham’s recent book on Andrew Jackson, this new biography of Monroe is both a solid read and stellar scholarship—history in the grand tradition
Summary
Recounts the life of the fifth president from his fierce participation in critical Revolutionary War battles through his political contributions, documenting his efforts toward securing the nation's durability and his mentorship under the first four presidents
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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337348
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.54092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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adult
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James Monroe and a nation's call to greatness
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The Last Founding Father
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780786745876
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optical disk
Label
The Last Founding Father
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d2490b5c-bd05-46f0-9a33-0544e70f4467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780786745876
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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