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30 review for James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831), is perhaps the least know founding father, also the fourth and last Virginian (founding father) to become President of the United States, but his service to his country is both long and varied. Monroe was an officer (major) in the Continental Army, lt. colonel in the Virginia militia, and a Virginia delegate during the ratification process of the Constitution. In 1790, the Virginia state legislature sent him to the U. S. senate. In 1794 he was sent t James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831), is perhaps the least know founding father, also the fourth and last Virginian (founding father) to become President of the United States, but his service to his country is both long and varied. Monroe was an officer (major) in the Continental Army, lt. colonel in the Virginia militia, and a Virginia delegate during the ratification process of the Constitution. In 1790, the Virginia state legislature sent him to the U. S. senate. In 1794 he was sent to France as U. S. ambassador and would serve as governor of Virginia between 1799 and 1802. In 1802 Monroe was again sent to France by Thomas Jefferson to broker a deal that would more than double the size of the United States and secure the Mississippi River as America’s commercial lifeline. In 1803 he was sent to Great Britain again as the U. S. ambassador; a job he would perform until 1807. As president, James Madison made Monroe Secretary of State, largely due to Monroe’s earlier experiences in France and Britain. In 1812, when the war with Britain was going badly, President Madison called on Monroe to become the Secretary of War. In the 1816 Presidential election, Monroe won a landslide victory over his rival Rufus King. Monroe’s presidency was described as the “Era of Good Feeling.” In an agreement with Spain, the United States was ceded Florida in exchange for all claims to Texas. In 1836 (five years after Monroe’s death) Texas won its independence from Mexico. It can thus be noted that the U. S. didn’t break their agreement with Spain. After Monroe’s two terms as president, be didn’t retire and live the rest of his life on the laurels of achievement but continued to serve his country as a delegate to Virginia’s Constitutional Convention (1829-1830). As the author of the Monroe Doctrine and a firm believer in Manifest Destiny, James Monroe should be remembered as one of the true shapers of the United States of today. James Monroe, like his fellow Virginian, friend, and presidential predecessors, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, died on America’s birthday (July 4, 1831, Adams and Jefferson in 1826). This is purely coincidental, but nevertheless an interesting bit of trivia. This is yet another book in a very entertaining, inspiring, and informative series published by Hourly History. Like the others, it gives the reader a bird’s eye view of a great life in history. It is not meant to stand alone but rather to serve as an inspiration to dig deeper into history and discover all that is not revealed in this brief narrative.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anirudh

    We know about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson when it comes to initial Presidents of the United States. However, beyond that, most external observers tend to know only from Abraham Lincoln onwards. However, the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe – the last of the founding fathers to be President was most famous for his Monroe Doctrine. This is a short biography on the former US President by Hourly History. Monroe was the third time a Virginian became the President of the Cou We know about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson when it comes to initial Presidents of the United States. However, beyond that, most external observers tend to know only from Abraham Lincoln onwards. However, the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe – the last of the founding fathers to be President was most famous for his Monroe Doctrine. This is a short biography on the former US President by Hourly History. Monroe was the third time a Virginian became the President of the Country (after Washington and Jefferson). The book starts with his origins in Virginia, from a wealthy slave owning family. It then moves on to his period in the army, where he has fought wars on the side of the settlers and subsequently against the British during the American War of Independence. It then touched upon his time as the United States Ambassador to France, overseeing the Louisiana Purchase. The book then moves on to his two term presidency and his eventual death. The book brought out aspects of US history, which I did not know much about, which is, the period between Jefferson and Lincoln. It also brought out Monroe’s personality as a sound diplomat – wherein he developed relations with France and at the same time, maintains good relations with the British in order to enforce his Monroe doctrine – which stated that Europeans shouldn’t colonise the Americas any further and he needed the British naval support to enforce the same. The book was disappointing that the focus on his two term presidency was not elaborated much and instead, his personal life was given a lot more focus, with repeated mention of how his daughter’s wedding was the first ever wedding to be conducted at the White House. The book was a reasonable read, but there was nothing significantly noteworthy to call it as a must read of Hourly History. I would award the book a rating of three on five.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Otherwyrld

    An interesting introduction to this President, though it perhaps spent a fraction too many of its 50 pages on the fashion sense of his wife and not enough on his policies.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gordon Saunders

    As another reviewer noted, Monroe is undoubtedly the least known of the 'founder presidents.' The 'Hourly History' series normally does a good job of condensing large amounts of material into a quick read. This book is no exception. Of course, that means nuances are lost, decisions are made as to which side of issues will be presented as factual, and characters or issues can come across as mono-dimensional. Still, I would recommend it as a good starting point for research as long as the research As another reviewer noted, Monroe is undoubtedly the least known of the 'founder presidents.' The 'Hourly History' series normally does a good job of condensing large amounts of material into a quick read. This book is no exception. Of course, that means nuances are lost, decisions are made as to which side of issues will be presented as factual, and characters or issues can come across as mono-dimensional. Still, I would recommend it as a good starting point for research as long as the research will include at least two more comprehensive biographies as well as biographies of contemporaries with whom Monroe worked.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    I will own that because I cannot get easy free access to a thorough audiobook or an e-book on James Monroe, I am phoning it in on my presidential biography trek and am calling it after this short 1hr bio and reading his Monroe Doctrine. It’s too bad since he’s the least known of the 5 founding father presidents. That said, this brief bio seemed to do a good job of covering the points, although obviously didn’t delve in to much characterization. In fact, it’s brevity leaves me wishing for less o I will own that because I cannot get easy free access to a thorough audiobook or an e-book on James Monroe, I am phoning it in on my presidential biography trek and am calling it after this short 1hr bio and reading his Monroe Doctrine. It’s too bad since he’s the least known of the 5 founding father presidents. That said, this brief bio seemed to do a good job of covering the points, although obviously didn’t delve in to much characterization. In fact, it’s brevity leaves me wishing for less on his wife’s fashion and more on who he really was politically.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jon

    For being the least known of the Founding Father presidents, this biography barely whets your appetite for knowledge about the man. I get that there's only so much you can do with an hour-long read, but the author should have removed some of the references to Mrs. Monroe, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson and devoted more time to the accomplishments and policies of James Monroe. While a decent enough read, he's still an unfamiliar historical figure after completing this book. For being the least known of the Founding Father presidents, this biography barely whets your appetite for knowledge about the man. I get that there's only so much you can do with an hour-long read, but the author should have removed some of the references to Mrs. Monroe, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson and devoted more time to the accomplishments and policies of James Monroe. While a decent enough read, he's still an unfamiliar historical figure after completing this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    I had a little difficulty getting into it -- lots of 'history set up' unrelated to Monroe himself at the beginning. This book does a wonderful job relaying the effect Monroe had historically and today on American government and honestly, the world. Especially interested in is governing and person beliefs regarding slavery and trying to prevent politics from becoming a 'party-system'. Running a brief 48 pages, this is a good intro to our fifth president. I had a little difficulty getting into it -- lots of 'history set up' unrelated to Monroe himself at the beginning. This book does a wonderful job relaying the effect Monroe had historically and today on American government and honestly, the world. Especially interested in is governing and person beliefs regarding slavery and trying to prevent politics from becoming a 'party-system'. Running a brief 48 pages, this is a good intro to our fifth president.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Very good read!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Emma Dargue

    Interesting biography of a president i didn't know much about. Interesting biography of a president i didn't know much about.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Daniel M Stalling

    Good Summary of President Monroe This is an e excellent place to start if you are beginning to research the life and times of President Monroe.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janette

    A Kindle read

  12. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Tedious to read, with all the grammar and syntax errors.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jerry W Anderson

    Good summary biography of an important leader during the early phases of our country. He served on many important positions and had a very successful presidency.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bruce

    I am happy that I read this brief history of James Monroe. The USA was certainly blessed to have the impressive men that served as its founding fathers.

  15. 5 out of 5

    gene kurtz

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Maganza

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vince

  18. 4 out of 5

    Doris J

  19. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Rousseau

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sue Fry

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mike Briley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Albert

  23. 5 out of 5

    mr p r henden

  24. 4 out of 5

    Marty Cain

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kristopher Cussans

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dave Salzwedel

  27. 4 out of 5

    Beth Peakall

  28. 4 out of 5

    JoAnn Fredrickson

  29. 4 out of 5

    John W. Lenten

  30. 5 out of 5

    Charlie Sparks

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