Books by Harlow Giles Unger

FIRST FOUNDING FATHER by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A sturdy, instructive biography of the 'first of the Founding Fathers to call for independence, first to call for union, and first to call for a bill of rights.'"
In public awareness, Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) has slipped into the cracks of historical anonymity; this book pulls him back into the light. Read full book review >
HENRY CLAY by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"In this lucid, exemplary biography, Unger focuses on not just Clay, but also on the formation of the early republic, a time too little studied today. An excellent introduction to a turbulent era."
A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called "the ideal politician." Read full book review >
JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >
MR. PRESIDENT by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A highly focused book concentrating on a small but significant part of the evolution of American government."
What starts out as a hagiographic testimony to George Washington matures into the thorough treatment readers expect from prolific history writer Unger (John Quincy Adams, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A fine examination of a life, well deserving a place alongside David McCullough's study of Adams père."
A neglected president receives his due as a statesman and practical politician. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Well-delineated, contrarian history—though it may disappoint readers looking for an inspiring tale of freedom lovers thumbing their noses at despotism."
A solidly researched account of the 1773 Boston Tea Party. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"A fine appreciation—and explanation—of freedom's champion."
A veteran biographer specializing in the Founding Fathers offers a short, sharp life of the Virginia patriot. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A worthy attempt to rescue Monroe from obscurity for a mainstream audience."
Cogent reexamination of a relatively neglected American icon. Read full book review >