Lion of Liberty
Patrick Henry and the Call to A New NationBook - 2010
A noted biographer of the Founding Fathers offers a compelling new biography of Patrick Henry, a monumental figure in American history and fiery orator, hailed in his time as the first of the nation’s Founders.
As quick with a rifle as he was with his tongue, Henry was America’s greatest orator and courtroom lawyer, who mixed histrionics and hilarity to provoke tears or laughter from judges and jurors alike. Henry’s passion for liberty (as well as his very large family), suggested to many Americans that he, not Washington, was the real father of his country.
This biography is history at its best, telling a story both human and philosophical. As Unger points out, Henry’s words continue to echo across America and inspire millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives.
Prolific author Unger (journalist, educator, and historian) offers a popular biography of the public and private life of Patrick Henry, the skilled orator, lawyer, and unrelenting advocate for liberty and freedom from government tyranny, both British and, later, American. The story that unfolds, flows because it isn't a dry analysis of Henry's beliefs and politics, but more accurately a compelling story that illustrates Henry's beliefs by centering on his actions and the events of his life. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Presents a biography of Patrick Henry, a monumental figure in American history and a fiery orator, who was the first governor of Virginia and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.