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The Resource James Monroe, Gary Hart

James Monroe, Gary Hart

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James Monroe
Title
James Monroe
Statement of responsibility
Gary Hart
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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
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individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents series
Label
James Monroe, Gary Hart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [160]-161) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm58042954
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 170 pages
Isbn
9780805069600
Lccn
2005041928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805069600
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
James Monroe, Gary Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [160]-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm58042954
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 170 pages
Isbn
9780805069600
Lccn
2005041928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805069600
Other physical details
illustrations

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