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Washington : a life

Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Chernow
ISBN: 9781594202667 1594202664
OCLC Number: 535490473
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2011.
Description: xxi, 904 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prelude: the portrait artist --
PART ONE: The frontiersman. A short-lived family --
Fortune's favorite --
Wilderness mission --
Bloodbath --
Shades of death --
The soul of an army --
A votary to love --
Darling of a grateful country --
PART TWO: The planter. The man of mode --
A certain species of property --
The prodigy --
Providence --
A world of his own --
The Asiatic prince --
A shock of electricity --
PART THREE: The general. The glorious cause --
Magnificent bluff --
Land of freedom --
The heights --
All London afloat --
Disaster --
An indecisive mind --
The crossing --
The busy scenes of a camp --
Darkness visible --
Rapping a demigod over the knuckles --
A dreary kind of place --
The long retreat --
Pests of society --
The storm thickens --
The traitor --
Mutiny --
Plundering scoundrels --
The world turned upside down --
Man of moderation --
Closing the drama with applause --
Cincinnatus --
PART FOUR: The statesman. American celebrity --
Gentleman farmer --
Devil's bargain --
The ruins of the past --
A masterly hand --
A house on fire --
Rising sun --
Mounting the seat --
PART FIVE: The president. The place of execution --
Acting the presidency --
The cares of office --
Rays of genius --
The traveling presidency --
The state of the president --
Capital matters --
Southern exposure --
Running into extremes --
A tissue of machinations --
Citizen Genet --
Bring out your dead --
Hercules in the field --
Crowns and coronets --
Mad dog --
The colossus of the people --
The master of farewells --
Exiting the stage --
PART SIX:The legend. Samson and Solomon --
A mind on the stretch --
Freedom --
Homecoming.
Responsibility: Ron Chernow.
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In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.

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