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His Excellency : George Washington

作者: Joseph J Ellis
出版商: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2004] ©2004
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語 : First edition所有版本和格式的總覽
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Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, the author paints a full portrait of Washington's life and career in the context of eighteenth-century America, richly detailing his private life and illustrating the ways in which it influenced his public persona. When Washington died in 1799, Ellis tells us, he was eulogized as "first in the hearts of his countrymen." Since then,  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Biography
其他的實體格式: Online version:
Ellis, Joseph J.
His Excellency.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
(OCoLC)645940783
提及的人: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
資料類型: 傳記, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Joseph J Ellis
ISBN: 1400040310 9781400040315 0739451537 9780739451533
OCLC系統控制編碼: 54817026
描述: xiv, 320 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
内容: Interior regions --
The strenuous squire --
First in war --
Destiny's child --
Introspective interlude --
First in peace --
Testament.
其他題名: George Washington
責任: Joseph J. Ellis.
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Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, the author paints a full portrait of Washington's life and career in the context of eighteenth-century America, richly detailing his private life and illustrating the ways in which it influenced his public persona. When Washington died in 1799, Ellis tells us, he was eulogized as "first in the hearts of his countrymen." Since then, however, his image has been chiseled onto Mount Rushmore and printed on the dollar bill. He is on our landscape and in our wallets but not, Ellis argues, in our hearts. Ellis strips away the ivy and legend that have grown up over the Washington statue and recovers the flesh-and-blood man in all his passionate and fully human prowess. In the pantheon of our republic's founders, there were many outstanding individuals. And yet each of them, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, acknowledged Washington to be his superior, the only indispensable figure, the one and only: "His Excellency." Both physically and politically, Washington towered over his peers for reasons this book elucidates. His Excellency is a full, glorious, and multifaceted portrait of the man behind our country's genesis.

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