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George Washington : the Founding Father

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: New York : Atlas Books/HarperCollins, ©2005.
Series: Eminent lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Washington is the most important figure in the history of the United States. Against all military odds, he liberated the colonies from the superior forces of the British and presided over the process to produce a Constitution. In two terms as president, he set that Constitution to work. Despite his importance, Washington remains today a distant figure to many Americans. Previous books about him are immensely long  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson
ISBN: 006075365X 9780060753658
OCLC Number: 56413248
Description: 126 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Young gentleman's youth in Virginia --
Gallant young colonel and his rich wife --
Slaveowner, agricultural pioneer, builder --
Commander in chief and victor --
Creating a nation: Theory --
Creating a nation: Practice --
Last years.
Series Title: Eminent lives.
Responsibility: Paul Johnson.

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Washington is the most important figure in the history of the United States. Against all military odds, he liberated the colonies from the superior forces of the British and presided over the process to produce a Constitution. In two terms as president, he set that Constitution to work. Despite his importance, Washington remains today a distant figure to many Americans. Previous books about him are immensely long and complicated. Paul Johnson has now produced a brief life that presents a vivid portrait of the great man as young warrior, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and exceptionally wise president. He also shows Washington as a farmer of unusual skill and an entrepreneur of foresight, patriarch of an extended family, and proprietor of one of the most beautiful homes in America, which he largely built and adorned.--From publisher description.

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by bjanvier1 (WorldCat user on 2007-05-31)

Chapter One: A Young Gentleman's Youth in Virginia 1 Chapter Two: A Gallant Young Colonel and His Rich Wife 23 Chapter Three: Slaveowner, Agricultural Pioneer, Builder 37 Chapter Four: Command in Chief and Victor 51 Chapter Five: Creating a Nation: Theory 79 Chapter Six: Creating a Nation: Practice 91 Chapter Seven: Last Years 117 Bibliography 125

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