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The life of Washington

Autore: M L Weems
Editore: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962.
Serie: John Harvard library.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Weems, M.L. (Mason Locke), 1759-1825.
Life of Washington.
Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962
(OCoLC)564070291
Online version:
Weems, M.L. (Mason Locke), 1759-1825.
Life of Washington.
Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962
(OCoLC)594006049
Persona incaricata: George Washington; George Washington
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: M L Weems
ISBN: 0674532503 9780674532502
Numero OCLC: 425204
Note: "The text of the present edition follows that of the ninth, issued in 1809, 'greatly improved' [published under title: The life of George Washington]."
Descrizione: lxii, 226 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: Birth and education --
George's father dies --
His education continued by his mother --
His behaviour under School-master Williams --
George leaves school --
Is appointed a private surveyor to Lord Fairfax, of the northern Neck --
Wishes to enter on board of a British Man of War --
Providentially prevented by his mother --
The first lightnings of his soul to war --
French encroachments on the Ohio --
Washington volunteers his services to Governor Dinwiddie --
His hazardous embassy to the French and Indians --
Miraculous escapes --
Account of his journals --
Anecdote of his modesty --
The French and Indian War begins --
Washington goes forth to meet the dangers of his country --
Aims a blow at Fort DuQuesne --
Fails --
Gallant defence of Fort Necessity --
Retired from the service in disgust --
Pressed into it again by General Braddock --
Defeat and death of Braddock, and dreadful slaughter of his army --
Fateful effects of Braddock's defeat --
Washington wishes to carry the war into Indian country --
Government refuses --
Defensive war preferred --
The frontiers desolated Washington's mother has a very curious dream --
It points to great coming troubles --
A cloud rising in England --
The causes of the Revolutionary War --
Battle of Bunker's Hill --
Of Sullivan's Island --
Declaration of Independence --
Defeat of the Americans on Long Island --
Howe looks big --
Times squally --
Lord North coming to his senses, sends commissioners to America --
Clinton evacuates Philadelphia --
Washington pursues him --
Battle of Monmouth --
Arnold's apostacy --
André apprehended --
Executed --
His character --
Washington again on his farm --
Sketch of his conduct there --
Suggests the importance of inland navigation --
Companies forming --
Urges a reform of the old Constitution --
Appointed President of the United States --
Great difficulties to encounter --
Gloriously surmounts them --
The death of Washington --
Character of Washington --
Washington's character continued --
his benevolence --
Washington's character continued --
his industry --
Washington's character continued --
his patriotism --
conclusion --
Washington's will.
Titolo della serie: John Harvard library.
Altri titoli: Life of George Washington
Responsabilità: by Mason L. Weems ; edited by Marcus Cunliffe.

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