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George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783

Author: James Thomas Flexner; George Washington
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Recounts Washington's life served as commander of an amateur army during the American Revolution.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003.
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783.
Boston, Little, Brown [1968]
(OCoLC)564094016
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thomas Flexner; George Washington
OCLC Number: 400924
Description: xvii, 599 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. The anvil of necessity. Dark dawn of adventure --
A desperate search for advisers --
Traveler's dust --
A Virginian among New Englanders --
The war of positions --
The spreading blaze --
Foreign War or social revolution --
Providence rides a storm --
The taste of victory --
II. Fires of despair. Awaiting the blow --
The carrot and the big stick --
The enemy strikes --
If only the troops will stand by me --
Blood on the bushes --
A heavy heart --
British might displayed --
The blackest defeat --
The mutiny of General Lee --
III. The rising Phoenix. An icy river --
Where no sensible General would go --
A hopeful pessimist --
Recapture of a state --
IV. A very disagreeable dance. The enemy vanishes --
A failure of intelligence --
The prize: Philadelphia --
To bring the men to this --
V. Plots against Washington. George Washington eclipsed --
Make Washington resign --
The batteries of intrigue --
What was the Conway Cabal? --
VI. Toward a more effective army. The other Valley Forge --
General Lee rides again --
The Battle of Monmouth --
Monmouth's aftermath --
The wheel turns full circle --
VII. The French alliance. New cards in an old game --
The measure of iniquity --
The fleet that never came --
Rattlesnake Road --
Enter a Gallic army --
Tribulations of an old friend --
Treason most foul --
More education for George Washington --
The end of our tether --
Never go home again --
VIII. Another man's gamble. Forcing Washington's hand --
Down fortune's mazes --
War reduced to calculation --
The world turned upside down --
IX. The nation's most dangerous hour. But the war goes on --
Vacation without rest --
The brink of the abyss --
The road to dictatorship --
The devil's web --
X. The curtain of separation. A clouded parting --
The emptying stage --
An end and a beginning --
XI. Conclusion. Cincinnatus assayed.
Responsibility: James Thomas Flexner.

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Recounts Washington's life served as commander of an amateur army during the American Revolution.

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