Harlow Unger

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Harlow Giles Unger is an author and historian who has experience as a journalist, broadcaster, and educator,[1][2] having written the three-volume Encyclopedia of American Education.

Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon (2008), and as of 2010 he had written nineteen books, including seven biographies of America's founding fathers.[3]

Prior to becoming a biographer, Unger was a journalist for the New York Herald Overseas Service in Paris, and later worked in both Britain and Canada.[4]

He is also reported to be a former associate professor of English and journalism,[5] and is an alum of both Yale University and California State University.


  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2000). John Hancock: Merchant King and American Patriot. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2002). Lafayette. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2007). America's Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007. ISBN 978-0-470-10751-5.
  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2009). The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and A Nation's Call to Greatness. Philadelphia: DaCapo Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-306-81808-0.
  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2010). Lion of Liberty - Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press
  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2012). John Quincy Adams. Philadelphia: De Capo Press, 2012 ISBN 978-0-306-82129-5
  • Unger, Harlow Giles (2013). "Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-306-81961-2


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