John Hancock by Harlow Giles Unger
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PRAISE FOR HARLOW Giles UNGER'S NOAH WEBSTER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN AMERICAN PATRIOT

""Noah Webster was a truly remarkable man; shrewd, passionate, learned and energetic, God-fearing and patriotic. Mr. Unger has done a fine job reintroducing him to a new generation of Americans.""-Washington Times

""Superb biography. . . . Don't miss this stirring book."" -Florence King, The American Spectator
 

About Harlow Giles Unger

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Harlow Giles Unger is author of Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot. A veteran journalist, he was a news editor at the New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service, and foreign news correspondent for the Times (London). He lives in New York City and Paris.
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Wiley. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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In a biography awash in early American history, Unger celebrates the career of John Hancock, whose life was as large as his legendary signature. A successful merchant and accomplished politician, Hanc

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The son of American icons John and Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams transcended his parents’ high expectations, serving his country as a 15-year-old diplomat (as secretary to the American minister to Russia), U.S. president, and later, congressman.

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Unger devotes substantial energy to Hancock's private life and habits (Hancock's fondness for almost regal accoutrements was controversial), but his marriage to Dorothy Quincy, as handled by Unger, remains frustratingly enigmatic.

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