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The Resource James Monroe, Gary Hart

James Monroe, Gary Hart

Label
James Monroe
Title
James Monroe
Statement of responsibility
Gary Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The former senator and presidential candidate offers a provocative new assessment of the first "national security president". James Monroe is remembered today primarily for two things: for being the last of the "Virginia Dynasty", following George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, his statement of principles in 1823 that the western hemisphere was to be considered closed to European intervention. But Gary Hart sees Monroe as a president ahead of his time, whose priorities and accomplishments in establishing America's "national security" have a great deal in common with chief executives of our own time. Unlike his predecessors Jefferson and Madison, Monroe was at his core a military man. He joined the Continental Army at the age of seventeen and served with distinction in many pivotal battles. He is prominently featured at Washington's side in the iconic painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. And throughout his career as a senator, governor, ambassador, secretary of state, secretary of war, and president, he never lost sight of the fact that without secure borders and friendly relations with neighbors, the American people could never be truly safe in their independence. As president he embarked on an ambitious series of treaties, annexations, and military confrontations that would secure America's homeland against foreign attack for nearly two hundred years. Hart details the accomplishments and priorities of this forward-looking president, whose security concerns clearly echo those we face in our time
Member of
Summary
Presents the military and political accomplishments of James Monroe, describing his service during the Revolutionary War; his diverse roles as senator, governor, ambassador, and president; and his creation of the Monroe Doctrine
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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178200
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/4/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E372
LC item number
.H37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The American presidents series
Target audience
adult
Label
James Monroe, Gary Hart
Link
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [160]-161) and index
Contents
Editor's note -- Introduction: James Monroe, soldier -- The portrait of a patriot -- Washington's lieutenant, Jefferson's puppet, or Madison's pawn? -- "We cannot go back": the search for national security -- James Monroe and John Quincy Adams -- "This sets our compass": the principles of 1823 -- Conclusion: The first national security president -- Notes -- Milestones
Control code
2495940
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 170 p.
Isbn
9780805069600
Lccn
2005041928
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58042954
  • (OCoLC)58042954
Label
James Monroe, Gary Hart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [160]-161) and index
Contents
Editor's note -- Introduction: James Monroe, soldier -- The portrait of a patriot -- Washington's lieutenant, Jefferson's puppet, or Madison's pawn? -- "We cannot go back": the search for national security -- James Monroe and John Quincy Adams -- "This sets our compass": the principles of 1823 -- Conclusion: The first national security president -- Notes -- Milestones
Control code
2495940
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 170 p.
Isbn
9780805069600
Lccn
2005041928
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58042954
  • (OCoLC)58042954

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