Harlow Giles Unger

Harlow Giles Unger is an author and historian who has experience as a journalist, broadcaster, and educator, having written the three-volume Encyclopedia of American Education. Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon (2008), and as of 2010 he had written nineteen books, including seven biographies of America's founding fathers. Prior to becoming a biographer, Unger was a journalist for the New York Herald Overseas Service in Paris, and later worked in both Britain and Canada. He is also reported to be a former associate professor of English and journalism, and is an alum of both Yale University and California State University.

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“For anyone who enjoys reading about American history, this book is most enjoyable, informative, and belongs on the library shelf.”

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Henry Clay lived in an age when he could rise from a log schoolhouse to be perhaps not, as the author claims, America's greatest statesman but undoubtedly one of its major historical figures.

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Unger's biography of John Marshall reveals how he saved the nation, but also democracy's fragility.”

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“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.