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The last founding father : James Monroe and a nation's call to greatness

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Da Capo Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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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."
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: James Monroe; James (Politiker Monroe; James Monroe; James Monroe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9780306818080 0306818086
OCLC Number: 316825579
Description: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "To be free ... we must fight" --
"A brave ... and sensible officer" --
"I may lose my scalp" --
"A most interesting connection" --
"A subversion of liberty" --
"One continuous scene of riot" --
La belle Américaine --
"Let calumny have its course" --
"To prevent this greatest of evils" --
"Some outrages had been committed" --
Nothing but simple justice" --
To repair an injury --
"We have met the enemy--
" --
"The poor Capital--
crack'd and broken" --
The "Era of Good Feelings" --
"Embroidered with gold" --
"Winked away by compromise" --
A momentous decision --
Rejoice! --
"A plain and gentle man."
Other Titles: James Monroe and a nation's call to greatness
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.

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Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger recounts the life of James Monroe, who dedicated himself to serving his country and building Americas future  Read more...

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