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George Washington : the forge of experience, 1732-1775

Author: James Thomas Flexner
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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A biography of America's first President from birth to the beginning of the Revolutionary War, portraying the personal qualities which contributed to his greatness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003.
George Washington: the forge of experience, 1732-1775.
Boston, Little, Brown [1965]
(OCoLC)564093950
Named Person: George Washington; Georges Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thomas Flexner
ISBN: 9780316285971 0316285978
OCLC Number: 426484
Notes: V. 1, The forge of experience (1732-1775) -- v. 2, In the American Revolution (1775-1783) -- v. 3, And the New Nation (1783-1793) -- v. 4, Anguish and farewell (1793-1799).
Description: x, 390 pages : illustrations, facsimile, map (on lining papers) portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: I.A self-made man. Birth of a hero --
Termagant and brother --
A Fairfax world --
Surveyor's wages --
Death and a beckoning mission --
II. War in the wilderness. Forest adventure --
Triggering the seven years' war --
Defeat and perhaps disgrace --
In and out of the Army --
Nightmare --
Commander in Chief of what --
Hysteria --
Washington turns to the crown --
To death's door --
Adventures of the heart --
Wrong road to victory --
III. True happiness. Domestic enjoyments --
Country squire --
Children not his own --
British debts versus American markets --
Eyes West --
IV. Road to revolution. Dragon's teeth --
The sucking vortex --
A dreadful trust --
V. Appendix. Washington's farewell to his officers, French and Indian War.
Responsibility: James Thomas Flexner.

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A biography of America's first President from birth to the beginning of the Revolutionary War, portraying the personal qualities which contributed to his greatness.

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