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Greatest of men, Washington

Author: Alfred Watterson McCann
Publisher: New York : Devin-Adair Co., [©1927]
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"It is easy to find the real Washington, and to wish to guide a neighbor to his shrine smacks so of the badge and ceremony of presumption, that only an extraordinary occurrence can justify another addition to the Mt. Vernon shelves. But love, mixed with indignation, will eagerly stoop to any folly. Hence in these short chapters the idly curious, the new iconoclasts, the ultra-sophists, the super-critics and the 'old  Read more...
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McCann, Alfred Watterson, 1879-1931.
Greatest of men, Washington .
New York, Devin-Adair Co. [©1927]
(OCoLC)697188649
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Watterson McCann
OCLC Number: 1173199
Description: xi, 271 pages : frontispiece (portrait) ; 21 cm
Contents: Two little men with quills --
Beguiling Belindas --
The secret love letters --
The Sally Fairfax scandal --
An astounding puzzle --
Four philandering epistles --
Stupidity! Cruelty!! Slaves!!! --
Idealist or turnip sower --
Hard drink and gambling --
Fox-hunting and dinners --
All off to the races --
Braggadocio at its worst --
Imperious egotism --
Dull, sullen, gloomy, grave --
A grand opera general --
Absurd antics on the Delaware --
British and Jesuit calumnies --
Utterly devoid of sentiment --
What they call toasting --
Contempt for the populace --
Inconsiderate, imperious --
Madeira, port and Rhenish --
The spirit of the tavern --
Paid for in money --
The cold and silent man --
An epic of hatred --
Washington's illiteracy --
The Mary Philipse scandal --
Vanity and bigotry --
Washington's love of Washington --
Washington's coldness to his mother --
A myth cannot create --
Washington's Irish prejudice --
Burning the Pope in fire --
Washington the un-American --
Other un-American Americans --
Washington and the Terror --
Washington the infidel --
The mischief of his youth --
Washington and the mob --
Of flesh and faith --
Who's who in America --
Washington and youth --
Washington-the man's man.
Responsibility: by Alfred W. McCann ...

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"It is easy to find the real Washington, and to wish to guide a neighbor to his shrine smacks so of the badge and ceremony of presumption, that only an extraordinary occurrence can justify another addition to the Mt. Vernon shelves. But love, mixed with indignation, will eagerly stoop to any folly. Hence in these short chapters the idly curious, the new iconoclasts, the ultra-sophists, the super-critics and the 'old adorers' will find cross-examination and rebuttal, evidence and summation. The real Washington is here! The Washington of proof is here! Fresh contrasts and startling contradictions are here; all the half-truths broken into bits; the whole falsehoods dissolved in lye!"--Preface, page vii

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