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Riding with George : sportsmanship and chivalry in the making of America's first president

Author: Philip G Smucker
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2017.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smucker, Philip G.
Riding with George.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016045667
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Smucker
ISBN: 9781613736067 1613736061 9781613736081 1613736088
OCLC Number: 984292546
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue: life, liberty, and the pursuit of the fox --
Part I. Englishman in America --
Passage into the woods --
Born on an empire's edge --
Mother, manners, and cockfights --
Blood sports in the Shenandoah --
A gentleman's code --
The sorrows of young George --
Part II. War games and folly --
Mission for a flawed hero --
Charms of war --
Brave to a fault --
Cavalier in love and war --
Hog wild in Winchester --
Part III. Gentleman sportsman --
En garde! --
Minuets and other gentler conflicts --
Augustan man of manners --
In the garden with Martha --
Good masters and petty tyrants --
Gentleman rebel --
Bowling with George --
Part IV. Clever like a fox --
The world is his stage --
Victory or death --
A fine fox chase --
Drama in the valley of death --
Two old school chevaliers --
Part V. Master of manners --
Leading the Revolution in style --
Southern persuasions --
Fear and glory at the races --
L'aristocrat meets le guillotine --
Sportsman for all seasons --
Epilogue: America's first sporting president and all the rest.
Responsibility: Philip G. Smucker.

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