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Washington : a life

Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2011. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print 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: History
Biography
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Chernow
ISBN: 9780143119968 0143119966
OCLC Number: 759078097
Awards: Pulitzer Prize Winner, 2011, Letters, drama & music-- Biography
Description: xxiii, 904 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The portrait artist --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
The legend. Samson and Solomon ; A mind on the stretch ; Freedom ; Homecoming.
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