David J Gill asked:
How is Monroe's relationship with George Washington presented and analyzed by this author? I've not read this book but recently read two biographies of Washington (R.N. Smith, J Ellis, both excellent) that make it clear that Washington came to despise Monroe to a degree that made it difficult for Washington to keep his volcanic temper (well controlled) in check. How is this addressed by Mr Unger?
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Mary LaPointe I am only 75 pages into it, so far it seems Monroe is in awe of Washington and that Washington has taken him under his wing due to a request made by Monroe's wealthy Uncle. I will keep your knowledge in mind as I continue to read the book. It is the current one on my phone that I read when stuck waiting somewhere.
Ed There is some discussion of James Monroe's recall by the Washington administration as diplomat to France. It is stated that Monroe felt betrayed by Secretary of State Pickering and by Monroe's idol since boyhood, George Washington.