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The great experiment : George Washington and the American Republic

Author: John H Rhodehamel; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.; Gilder Lehrman Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library); Pierpont Morgan Library.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; San Marino, Calif. : Huntington Library, ©1998.
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To most Americans, George Washington is a remote figured encased in myth, more a monument than a man. This book brings him vividly to life once again--a man who was born a loyal subject of the British Crown and became the leader of a radical revolution, a victorious military leader who relinquished the trappings of power to return to farming, a reluctant statesman who forged the institutions of a popular government  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Biography Exhibitions
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Rhodehamel; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.; Gilder Lehrman Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library); Pierpont Morgan Library.
ISBN: 0300076142 9780300076141 0873281748 9780873281744
OCLC Number: 40147096
Notes: "Catalogue of an exhibition organized by the Huntington Library with additional material from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Pierpont Morgan Library."
Description: xxi, 176 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Gordon S. Wood --
A note from the Directory / David S. Zeidberg --
George Washington chronology --
The great experiment : prologue --
Powerful ambitions, powerful friends --
War for North America --
Potomac planter --
"Because we are Americans" --
Winter soldier --
The great man : Yorktown, Newburgh, and Annapolis --
First citizen --
"The fate of unborn millions" --
President --
Farewell --
Exhibition checklist --
Suggested reading.
Responsibility: John Rhodehamel ; foreword by Gordon S. Wood.

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To most Americans, George Washington is a remote figured encased in myth, more a monument than a man. This book brings him vividly to life once again--a man who was born a loyal subject of the British Crown and became the leader of a radical revolution, a victorious military leader who relinquished the trappings of power to return to farming, a reluctant statesman who forged the institutions of a popular government that have endured for two centuries. The text is enhanced by illustrations that reproduce an array of original documents, contemporary portraits, artifacts, and personal memorabilia of Washington and her family.--From publisher description.

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