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James Monroe by Gary Hart
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bookshelves: 2010-reads, political-history-reads

Not the best read of the year, but an admirable effort from former Senator Gary Hart. I was actually surprised that a former senator could write a book that was so well-written. The last twenty pages in my opinion were the best of the entire book, and I did enjoy the overall premise of looking at Monroe as the first national security president. However, at times, it was repetitive, and there was a huge focus on the Monroe Doctrine at the expense of other parts of Monroe's presidency. It's worth checking out, especially since it's a rather quick read, but I think there are better Monroe biographies out there.
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2010 – Started Reading
October 18, 2010 – Shelved
October 18, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010-reads
October 18, 2010 –
page 38
19.79%
October 18, 2010 –
page 40
20.83%
October 19, 2010 –
page 49
25.52%
October 19, 2010 –
page 57
29.69%
October 19, 2010 –
page 62
32.29%
October 20, 2010 –
page 93
48.44%
October 21, 2010 –
page 118
61.46%
October 21, 2010 –
page 120
62.5%
October 21, 2010 –
page 134
69.79%
October 21, 2010 –
page 139
72.4%
October 21, 2010 –
page 192
100.0%
October 21, 2010 –
page 192
100.0%
October 21, 2010 – Finished Reading
April 28, 2011 – Shelved as: political-history-reads

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