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Unger, Harlow G. 1931-

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Works: 49 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 21,097 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  Reference works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB17, B
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Most widely held works by Harlow G Unger
Encyclopedia of American education by Harlow G Unger( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains approximately 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing information on people, events, and topics related to a variety of educational areas such as administration, reform, history, church-state conflicts, and civil rights, each with bibliographic references
But what if I don't want to go to college? : a guide to success through alternative education by Harlow G Unger( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,657 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,214 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."
Lafayette by Harlow G Unger( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,037 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
John Quincy Adams by Harlow G Unger( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,022 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
American tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution by Harlow G Unger( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of The Last Founding Father, an in-depth look at the Boston Tea Party and how it defined the course of American history
John Hancock : merchant king and American patriot by Harlow G Unger( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant orator, he combined his wealth and political skills to unite Boston's merchant and working classes into an armed might that forced Britain's vaunted professional army to evacuate Boston, assuring the success of the Revolution." "Here is the story of the man with the most recognizable signature in American history. Intertwining Hancock's story with that of the colorful Samuel Adams, his fellow Bostonian (and Harvard man) who was both comrade in arms and political enemy, Unger etches a finely drawn portrait of one of the Revolutionary War's greatest - and possibly least known - leaders."--Jacket
Noah Webster : the life and times of an American patriot by Harlow G Unger( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 773 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
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 765 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
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 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the college admission process including how to prepare for, select, and apply to the best college for you
"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 599 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."--
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 570 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
Henry Clay, America's greatest statesman by Harlow G Unger( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life and political career of the youngest man ever elected Speaker of the House, discussing how his political manuevers held a divided nation together for fifty years
John Marshall : the chief justice who saved the nation by Harlow G Unger( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young Republic's great chief justice who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation. In the political turmoil that convulsed America after George Washington's death, the surviving Founding Fathers went mad-literally pummeling each other in Congress and challenging one another to deadly duels in their quest for power. Out of the political intrigue, one man emerged to restore calm and dignity to the government: John Marshall. The longest-serving chief justice in American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevant appeals court into the powerful and controversial branch of government that Americans today either revere or despise. Drawing on rare documents, Harlow Giles Unger shows how, with nine key decisions, Marshall rewrote the Constitution, reshaped government, and prevented Thomas Jefferson from turning tyrant. John Adams called his appointment of Marshall to chief justice his greatest gift to the nation and "the pride of my life." "
The unexpected George Washington : his private life by Harlow G Unger( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through personal letters, diaries, and other primary sources, describes the life of America's first president
How to pick a perfect private school by Harlow G Unger( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Quincy Adams by Harlow G Unger( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 334 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
Improbable patriot : the secret history of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French playwright who saved the American Revolution by Harlow G Unger( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 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
 
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The last founding father : James Monroe and a nation's call to greatness
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But what if I don't want to go to college? : a guide to success through alternative educationThe last founding father : James Monroe and a nation's call to greatnessLafayetteAmerican tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolutionJohn Hancock : merchant king and American patriotNoah Webster : the life and times of an American patriotLion of liberty : Patrick Henry and the call to a new nationA student's guide to college admissions : everything your guidance counselor has no time to tell you