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Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman

Determined readers seeking a more complete account should consult Robert Remini's Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. Unger's shorter volume may fill a void in libraries, yet reading it will be a challenge, even for history buffs. Recommended but with reservations.

John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation

Those interested in the founding fathers will appreciate this scholarly, accessible title. Legal-minded readers will want more.

"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

Written with spirit and some subtlety, this work demonstrates that George Washington's contributions to the character of federal executive powers have been nearly as influential as his military leadership. Recommended to readers in early American and presidential history and U.S. political science.

John Quincy Adams


John Quincy Adams

Unger does a masterful job. Although there are other books on John Quincy Adams, American history and political history buffs will find this stirring work irresistible.

Lion of Liberty

Lacking new information and perspective, this title is a good choice for general readers seeking a relatively brief account of Patrick Henry's political activity and contributions to early America. However, scholars and even well-informed lay readers won't be satisfied.

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