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著者: George Washington; John H Rhodehamel
出版商: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Books USA, ©1997.
丛书: Library of America, 91.
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This one-volume collection - the most extensive and authoritative ever published - covers five decades of Washington's astonishingly active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, and other writings.
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Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Writings.
New York, N.Y. : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)606099169
Online version:
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Writings.
New York, N.Y. : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)607806259
提及的人: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
材料类型: 传记
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所有的著者/提供者: George Washington; John H Rhodehamel
ISBN: 188301123X 9781883011239
OCLC号码: 34989963
描述: xxiii, 1149 pages ; 21 cm.
内容: The colonial period, 1747-1775 --
Commander of the Continental Army, 1775-1783 --
The confederation period, 1783-1789 --
President, 1789-1797 --
Retirement, 1797-1799.
丛书名: Library of America, 91.
其他题名: Works.
责任: George Washington ; [selected by John H. Rhodehamel].

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This one-volume collection - the most extensive and authoritative ever published - covers five decades of Washington's astonishingly active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, and other writings.

Among the early writings included are the journal Washington kept at age 16 while surveying the Shenandoah Valley frontier and his dramatic account of the winter journey he made through the Pennsylvania wilderness in 1753 while on a diplomatic mission.

Some two dozen letters written during the French and Indian War, including first-hand accounts of the controversial forest skirmish that began hostilities and of Braddock's bloody defeat, record Washington's early encounters with the harsh challenges of military command. An extensive selection of letters, orders, and addresses from the Revolutionary War record Washington's determined leadership of the Continental Army through years of defeat and deprivation.

Letters from the Confederation period (1783-1789) show Washington's pleasure at returning to Mount Vernon, his continued interest in Western land speculation and river navigation, his growing concern with the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and his role in the framing and ratification of the Constitution.

The writings from his two terms as president show how Washington strove to establish enduring republican institutions, to build public trust in the new government, to avoid the divisions of party and faction, and to maintain American neutrality during the war between Britain and Revolutionary France. Also included in the volume are letters revealing his close and careful management of Mount Vernon and his evolving attitudes toward slavery.

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