Harlow Giles Unger

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Historian

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 24 books, including 11 biographies of the Founding Fathers—among 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, The Sunday Times (London), and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and he is a former associate professor of English and journalism. After many years in France, Mr. Unger now lives in New York City.