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The Autobiography of James Monroe

Edited and with an Introduction by Stuart Gerry Brown
Foreword by William M. Ferraro

Hardcover $65.00s    |    978-0-8156-3508-6    |    2017

Paper $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1089-2    |    2017

ebook 978-0-8156-5407-0

The compelling, unfinished autobiography of our last founding father.

"This new edition of The Autobiography of James Monroe, with a lively and insightful introduction by William M. Ferraro, is a great service to our fifth president, to scholars plumbing his life and times, and to general readers. Few men had a more intimate view of the nation’s first half century than James Monroe. Here is what he saw."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Army at Dawn

"This work is a remarkable performance. . . . More important than the actual content of this autobiography is the insight it provides about Monroe’s attitudes and state of mind in the last years."—Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

  The Autobiography of James Monroe

  Stuart Gerry Brown was professor of American civilization in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is the author of many books, including The Social Philosophy of Josiah Royce. William M. Ferraro is managing editor of The Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia. Previously, he served as a documentary editor for the first two volumes of The Salmon P. Chase Papers and contributed to thirteen volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.

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6 x 9, 328 pages, notes, index

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