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First in peace : how George Washington set the course for America

Author: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Publisher: Cambridge : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"Conor Cruise O'Brien, the distinguished international commentator and author, has been described as "a man who so persistently asks the right questions" (The Economist). In this book, written just before his death, Cruise O'Brien explores the presidency of George Washington and finds answers to the question of how early America's future was determined." "Exploring the dissension between Washington and Jefferson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conor Cruise O'Brien
ISBN: 9780306816192 0306816199
OCLC Number: 176894692
Notes: "An account of George Washington's two presidential terms and of the dissentions that accompanied the first term, were reflected in the second, and echoed thereafter."
Description: 178 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword : Cruiser / by Christopher Hitchens --
Part one : Washington's first term --
Part two : Washington's second term.
Responsibility: Conor Cruise O'Brien with a foreword by Christopher Hitchens.

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An internationally acclaimed historian and essayist explores the presidency of George Washington and his conflict with Thomas Jeffersona conflict that determined the future of America  Read more...

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"Kirkus," 9/15 "A slim, slicing analysis of some pivotal issues in the presidency of George Washington...A sad reminder of what we have lost: O'Brien's penetrating intelligence and earnest voice." Read more...

 
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