Harlow Giles Unger
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Harlow Giles Unger

A former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian.

He is the author of more than 20 books, including 10 biographies of the Founding Fathersamong them, Patrick Henry (Lion of Liberty); James Monroe (The Last Founding Father); the award winning Lafayette; and The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life.

Cited by Florence King of the National Review as “America’s most readable historian,” he has appeared on the History Channel and C-SPAN’s Book Notes and spoken many times at Mount Vernon, Valley Forge, Yorktown, Williamsburg and historic sites in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

Mr. Unger is a graduate of Yale University and has a Master of Arts from California State University. He spent many years as a foreign correspondent and American Affairs analyst for The New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service, The Times and The Sunday Times (London), and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and he is a former associate professor of English and journalism.

He is author of many books on American education as well as American history, including the popular" "But What if I Don't Want to Go to Collge? A Guide to Success Through Alternative Education, and the award-winning, three volume Encyclopedia of American Education, a standard reference in academic and reference libraries.

After many years in France, Mr. Unger now lives in the United States and is an avid downhill skier and horseman.


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