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John Hancock PRAISE FOR HARLOW Giles UNGER S NOAH WEBSTER THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN AMERICAN PATRIOT Noah Webster Was A Truly Remarkable Man Shrewd, Passionate, Learned And Energetic, God Fearing And Patriotic Mr Unger Has Done A Fine Job Reintroducing Him To A New Generation Of Americans Washington Times Superb Biography Don T Miss This Stirring Book Florence King, The American Spectator

10 thoughts on “John Hancock

  1. says:

    A very easy to read biography of one of the lesser known founding fathers Having read extensively on the American Revolution and many biographies on several of the patriots, this book is revealing on how underappreciated and unrecognized were Hancock s contributions to the birth of the new nation In many books he is barely mentioned at all, or portrayed as a nonessential character, such as that his role as president of the first...

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    John Hancock by Harlow Unger is an excellent addition to the literature on the Revolutionary War It takes a very fresh approach to the often stale ideas of why the revolution started It alleges that the early phase of the push towards war had little to do with liberty and everything to do with personal vendetta and economics He clearly articulates the personal animosity of Otis and Sam Adams towards the royal governor and their constant push to rally the mob via the Sons of Liberty Also show John Hancock by Harlow Unger is an excellent addition to the literature on the Revolutionary War It takes a very fresh approach to the often stale ideas of why the revolution started It alleges that the early phase of the push towards war had little to do with liberty and everything to do with personal vendetta and economics He clearly articulates the personal animosity of Otis and Sam Adams towards the royal governor and their constant push to rally the mob via the Sons of Liberty Also shown is the merchant class led by Hancock who felt the squeeze of Br...

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    3.5 Stars The story of the man behind the famous signature After reading this book, I could envision Hancock as one of the great Caesar s of Rome A man of immense wealth and expensive taste, yet worried about the common people and public works Unger paints a good picture of the man and did his research, but he has some odd choices For a 330 page book, he spends over 200 pages before he even gets to the Revolutionary War His only 2 children die at a very young age, but he spends about one 3.5 Stars The story of the man behind the famous signature After reading this book, I could envision Hancock as one of the great Caesar s of Rome A man of immense wealth and expensive taste, yet worried about the common people and public works Unger paints a good picture of the man and did his research, but he has some odd choices For a 330 page book, he spends over ...

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    Perhaps my reason for reading this biography was simplistic but I wanted to knowabout the man behind the signature Everyone knows Hancock s bold strokes on the Declaration of Independence However, I knew very little about the man who signed the document, apparently alone at the time After reading Mr Unger s work, I ve decided Hancock was a reluctant patriot at best First and foremost he was a businessman and it wasn t until unrest in the colonies interfered with those ambitions did he Perhaps my reason for reading this biography was simplistic but I wanted to knowabout the man behind the signature Everyone knows Hancock s bold strokes on the Declaration of Independence However, I knew very little about the man who signed the document, apparently alone at the time After reading Mr Unger s work, I ve decided Hancock was...

  5. says:

    Leave it to Harlow Unger to take a subject topic that we all think we know and make it a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening book This is the first book that I read by the author, and his journalistic style of writing is fresh, offering facts that do not bog down in the historical pitfall, of overloaded information, that befall mos...

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    A must read for anyone who wishes to knowabout John Hancock Still I have two gripes about this book At times it is overly detailed and Unger is very biased He continually puts The Last of the Puritans , Samuel Adams, down Adams is portrayed as a power hungr...

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    I thought Mr Unger wrote an excellent book regarding John Hancock The book was easy to follow and made for a very pleasant and informative read I had the feeling that the author spent a lot time in resea...

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    This is definitely a biography that one should have on their shelf I never realized just how much Hancock had done and accomplished in his life but after reading this I can only sit here amazed that such a massive figure of the revolution can have his legacy ...

  9. says:

    Very well done I m not a huge fan of biographies as authpors often get lost in the minutia, but I found this one to be riveting I will be checking out some of Unger s other biographies on the founding fathers as well.

  10. says:

    Excellent history of a significant, but under appreciated founding father.Great read.Amazing achievements from a man that sacrificed a life of leisure to lead and provide significant backing in the American Revolution.

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