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  • Improbable Patriotby Harlow Giles Unger

    University Press of New England 2011; US$ 1.99

    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 more...

  • "Mr. President"by Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    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... more...

  • Henry Clayby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    In a critical and little-known chapter of early American history, author Harlow Giles Unger tells how Henry Clay, the only freshman congressman ever elected Speaker of the House, established the Speaker as the most powerful elected official after the President. During fifty years in public service--as congressman, senator, secretary of state, and... more...

  • Lion of Libertyby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    In this action-packed history, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger unfolds the epic story of Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyrannyboth British and American. Remembered largely for his cry for liberty or death,” Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of America's Founding Fathersfirst to call Americans to arms... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    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,... more...

  • John Marshallby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    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 more...

  • American Tempestby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    On Thursday, December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men, many dressed as Indians, dumped roughly £10,000 worth of tea in Boston Harbor. Whatever their motives at the time, they unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm that would culminate in the Declaration of Independence two-and-a-half years later. The Boston Tea Party provoked... more...

  • The Last Founding Fatherby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    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 (17511831) went on to become America's first full-time politician, dedicating... more...

  • First Founding Fatherby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2017; US$ 38.00

    Before Washington, before Jefferson, before Franklin or John Adams, there was Lee--Richard Henry Lee, the First Founding Father. Richard Henry Lee was the first to call for independence, and the first to call for union. He was "father of our country" as much as George Washington, securing the necessary political and diplomatic victories in the Revolutionary... more...

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