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Unger, Harlow G. 1931-

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Works: 51 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 18,305 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: LB17, B
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Encyclopedia of American education by Harlow G Unger ( )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 3,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extensively revised and updated, the Encyclopedia of American Education covers the entire span of American education from the colonial period to the present. Containing more than 2,000 entries, this three-volume work provides a wealth of information on virtually every aspect of education, from the evolution of school curriculum, education funding, and church-state controversies to the latest debates on multiculturalism, prayer in school, and sex education. Updated appendixes include an extensive bibliography for each subject area; a general chronology of American education since 1607; a summary of significant federal education legislation since 1787; a listing of every major U.S. Supreme Court decision affecting education--including eight new rulings handed down since the first edition was published; and a listing of graduate school offerings in education, undergraduate education majors, and undergraduate majors at American colleges. Coverage includes: education and reform movements; legal issues and landmarks; key education theories; the role of computers and technology in education; bilingual education; violence and crime in schools; and entries on the history, trends, and quality of education in each of the fifty states
But what if I don't want to go to college? : a guide to success through alternative education by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers guidance on the wide-ranging opportunities in alternative and vocational education
The last founding father : James Monroe and a nation's call to greatness by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The epic story of James Monroe-- the last of America's Founding Fathers -- who transformed a small, fragile nation beset by enemies into a glorious and powerful empire stretching "from sea to shining sea."
John Quincy Adams by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A towering figure in the formative years of the American nation, John Quincy Adams was the only son of a Founding Father president to become president himself, and the first one to serve in Congress after his term. Pushed by his parents to climb to the heights of their ambitions, Adams surpassed their expectations, not only as president, but also as an ambassador, a powerful voice before the Supreme Court, a fearless secretary of state, and America's first champion of human rights. He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this biography, the author reveals Quincy Adams as one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage. This biography and sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures
Improbable patriot the secret history of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French playwright who saved the American Revolution by Harlow G Unger ( )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The outrageous true story of the French plot to supply arms and ammunition to Washington's Continental Army, and the bold French spy, inventor, playwright, and rogue behind it all
American tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of The Last Founding Father, this book is an in-depth study of the Boston Tea Party and how it defined the course of American history. It takes a critical look at the famed incident and examines its heroes and villains
Lafayette by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publishers Description: In this gripping biography, acclaimed author Harlow Giles Unger paints an intimate and detailed portrait of the heroic young French soldier who, at nineteen, renounced a life of luxury in Paris and Versailles to fight and bleed for liberty-at Brandywine, Valley Forge, and Yorktown. A major general in the Continental army, he quickly earned the love of his troops, his fellow commanders, and his commander in chief, George Washington, who called him his "adopted son." To the troops, he was "the soldier's friend"; to Americans all, he was "our Marquis." In a tale filled with adventure, romance, and political intrigue, Unger follows Lafayette from the battlefields of North America to the palace of Versailles, where the marquis won the most stunning diplomatic victory in world history convincing the French court to send the huge military and naval force needed to win American independence. He then returned to America to lead the remarkable guerrilla campaign in Virginia that climaxed with British surrender at Yorktown-and earned him the title "Conqueror of Cornwallis." Lafayette's triumph turned to tragedy, however, when he tried to introduce American democracy in his native land. His quest for a constitutional monarchy unwittingly set off the savage French Revolution and plunged Europe into more than a decade of slaughter and war. Declared an enemy of the state, Lafayette fled France only to be imprisoned for five years in an Austrian dungeon, while his wife, Adrienne, and her family festered in prison, awaiting the cruel blade of the guillotine. Based on years of research in France as well as in the United States, Unger's biography reveals how American ambassador James Monroe won Adrienne Lafayette's freedom and helped Lafayette's only son, George-Washington Lafayette, escape France to the safety of his godfather's home in Mount Vernon, even as the guillotine claimed his great-grandmother, grandmother, and aunt. Lafayette is also a compelling romance, as Lafayette and his beloved, Adrienne de Noailles, feast at their sumptuous wedding banquet, dance at Marie Antoinette's lavish palace balls, and embrace in anguish in the ghastly Austrian dungeon that Adrienne and her daughters shared with Lafayette for two brutal years. Inspiring and educational, Lafayette is the dramatic life story of one of the great leaders in American and European history, swept up in the cataclysmic events that spawned the longest-lasting democracy in the New World and prolonged despotism for two centuries in the Old
Lion of liberty : Patrick Henry and the call to a new nation by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this ... history, 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 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. As quick with a rifle as he was with his tongue, Henry was America's greatest orator and courtroom lawyer, who mixed histrionics and hilarity to provoke tears or laughter from judges and jurors alike. Henry's 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 ... tells a story both human and philosophical. As Unger points out, Henry's words continue to echo across America and inspire millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives"--Jacket
John Hancock : merchant king and American patriot by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"He was a rich, powerful aristocrat, a merchant king who loved English culture and fashion, and, above all, he was a loyal British subject with ambitions of a lordship and a grand retirement estate in England. There simply was no doubt about it: John Hancock was the least likely man in Boston to start a rebellion. How, then, did this Tory patrician become one of the staunchest supporters of the American Revolution?"
A student's guide to college admissions : everything your guidance counselor has no time to tell you by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the college admission process including how to prepare for, select, and apply to the best college for you
Noah Webster : the life and times of an American patriot by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography restores Webster's monumental legacy as a teacher, legislator, philosopher, lawyer, crusading editor, and one of history's most profoundly influential lexicographers. In the first major biography of Noah Webster in over sixty years, author Harlow Unger creates an intriguing portrait of the United States as an energetic and confident young nation, even when independence was fragile and the future unclear. Enjoying complete access to Webster's papers, letters, essays, and diaries, Unger explores with unique clarity and depth the role his subject played as a close ally of George Washington, John Adams, and John Jay and as a key player in the heated battle to ratify the Constitution
America's second revolution : how George Washington defeated Patrick Henry and saved the nation by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the conflicts relating to the drafting and ratification of the Constitution by examining the views of George Washington, who supported a strong federal government, and Patrick Henry, who favored the rights of states
How to pick a perfect private school by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary. In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, "Mr. President" describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation. Constantly weighing preservation of the Union against preservation of individual liberties and states' rights, Washington assumed more power with each crisis. In a series of brilliant but unconstitutional maneuvers he forced Congress to cede control of the four pillars of executive power: war, finance, foreign affairs, and law enforcement. Drawing on rare documents and letters, Unger shows how Washington combined political cunning and sheer genius to seize ever-widening powers, impose law and order while ensuring individual freedom, and shape the office of President of the United States. "--
What did you learn in school today? : a parent's guide for evaluating your child's school by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unexpected George Washington : his private life by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through personal letters, diaries, and other primary sources, describes the life of America's first president
John Quincy Adams by Harlow G Unger ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A towering figure in the formative years of the American nation, John Quincy Adams was the only son of a Founding Father president to become president himself, and the first one to serve in Congress after his term. Pushed by his parents to climb to the heights of their ambitions, Adams surpassed their expectations, not only as president, but also as an ambassador, a powerful voice before the Supreme Court, a fearless secretary of state, and America's first champion of human rights
The learning disabilities trap : how to save your child from the perils of special education by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide for parents on the differences between learning differences and learning disabilities including how to help a child live with learning differences, how to select the right school for a child, and how to stimulate intellectual development from infancy onward
The French war against America : how a trusted ally betrayed Washington and the founding fathers by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This action-packed history follows them - Washington, Adams, John Jay, and others - as they outwit every overt and covert French plot to destroy the United States." "To this day, "our oldest ally" often seems still at war with America - metaphorically and diplomatically, if not militarily. The French War Against America provides new perspectives on the origins of that war and explains why it may never end. An important addition to Franco-American history, it adds new insights into current diplomatic relationships."--BOOK JACKET
School choice : how to select the best schools for your children by Harlow G Unger ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides parents with information about the educational choices that are, or may soon be, available to their children, and offers advice on how to evaluate each option
 
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