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George Washington : a biography

Author: Washington Irving; Charles Neider
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Washington Irving's Life of George Washington (published in five volumes in 1856--59) was the product of his last years and remains his most personal work. Christened with the name of the great  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Washington Irving; Charles Neider
ISBN: 0306805936 9780306805936
OCLC Number: 30155329
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1976.
Abridged ed. of: The life of George Washington. 1856-1859; originally published in 5 v.
Description: xlvii, 740 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: * Early Days * Expeditions Beyond the Blue Ridge * Washington in the Ohio Country * Defeat at Fort Necessity * Washington on General Braddocks Staff * Defeat and Death of Braddock * Measures for Public Safety * Departure of Dinwiddie * Capitulation of the French * Increasing Discontent in the Colonies * Spirited Measures in Boston * Matters at a Crisis * The First Congress * Washington Made Commander-in-Chief * The Patriot Army * Strengthening the Defenses * Mrs. Washington in Camp * Critical State of the Army * The Americans Enter Boston * Declaration of Independence * New York Endangered * The Battle of Long Island * Evacuation of New York * Surrender of Fort Washington * Washington Retreats Across the Delaware * Capture of General Lee * Defeat of the British at Trenton * Cornwallis in the Jerseys * Encampment at Morristown * Inroads from the North * Fall of Ticonderoga * Washingtons Doubt and Perplexity * Cornwallis Enters Philadelphia * Defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga * Battle of Germantown * The Conway Cabal * The Cabal Continued * British Evacuation of Philadelphia * Operations by Land and Sea * Sufferings of the Army at Morristown * End of the Campaign in the Jerseys * Benedict Arnolds Treason * Mutiny in the Army * Arnolds Maraudings * Cornwallis at Yorktown * Siege and Surrender of Yorktown * Discontent in the Army * End of Hostilities * Washington at Mount Vernon * The New Constitution * Washington Elected President * Two Political Parties * Dissension in the Cabinet * Washington Re-elected * Difficulties with Congress * Retirement and Death
Responsibility: by Washington Irving ; abridged and edited with an introduction by Charles Neider.
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