• James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity by Harry Ammon
  • James Monroe: An Illustrated History by Daniel Preston (Editor, the Papers of James Monroe)
  • The Glorious Hour of Lieutenant Monroe by Richard Hanser
  • A Presidential Legacy by Lee Langston-Harrison
  • The Presidency of James Monroe by Noble E. Cunningham
  • James Monroe: The American Presidents’ Series: The 5th President, 1817-1925 by Gary Hart and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  • James Monroe (American Statesmen Series) by Daniel Coit Gilman
  • The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness by Harlow G. Unger
  • The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America by Jay Sexton

A more comprehensive bibliography has been compiled by the staff of the Papers of James Monroe.


(Items marked with an asterisk are sold in the museum shop. Contact us to order.)

  • *The Making of a Revolutionary by Meghan C. Budinger
  • *The Presidency of James Monroe, 1817-1825 by Daniel Preston
  • *Monroe Family Recipes, edited by Judith E. Kosik
  • Music in Mr. Monroe’s Fredericksburg: Cultural Life in Early Federal Era America by Patricia Norwood
  • *Elizabeth Kortright Monroe