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Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency

Author: Logan Beirne
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers' approach to government and this history's impact on today. Delving into the forgotten?and often lurid?facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation's first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution in the heat of battle. Key episodes illustrate how the Founders  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beirne, Logan.
Blood of tyrants.
New York : Encounter Books, 2013
(DLC) 2012038961
(OCoLC)778419445
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Logan Beirne
ISBN: 9781594036538 1594036535
OCLC Number: 841413295
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The King of America --
The not so United States --
Not as happy in peace as they had been glorious in war --
The shadow government --
The phoenix --
Wield the sword --
The Washington paradigm --
Cruel and usual punishment --
The currents of war --
Best circumspection --
The realities of war --
Necessary evil --
Fully justifiable --
What it takes to defend the nation --
Dictator of America --
Scorpion on a leash --
Between a hawk and a buzzard --
Onslaught --
The times that try men's souls --
Reevaluation --
Victory or death --
Idolatry --
Dictator perpetuo --
Tribunals & tribulations --
Prosecution of military duty --
A traitor lurks --
Treason of the blackest dye --
Courts-martial & commissions --
American military justice --
His excellency's loyal subjects: wartime rights of americans --
Total ruin --
Band of brethren --
Poison & peas --
America's defender --
License to plunder --
Not-so-civil civil war --
Could have been king --
Consummate prudence --
Winning the peace --
Spectacles and speculation --
Greatest man in the world.
Responsibility: Logan Beirne.

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"The Blood of Tyrants: Washington's War" reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers' approach to war. This book delves into some of the forgotten - and often lurid - historical facts that  Read more...

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