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The quotable George Washington : the wisdom of an American patriot

Author: George Washington; Stephen Lucas
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Madison House, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Our nation's first president is not usually thought of as a man of words. Unlike the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials in the nation's capital, the Washington monument is inscribed with no words for the benefit of posterity. Yet Washington was keenly aware of the power and importance of language. From the time of his entrance into the public arena at the age of twenty to his death forty-seven years later, he produced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Quotable George Washington.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, ©1999
(OCoLC)607382462
Online version:
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Quotable George Washington.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, ©1999
(OCoLC)609319346
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Washington; Stephen Lucas
ISBN: 0945612664 9780945612667
OCLC Number: 41176692
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 110 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 George Washington Chronology Chapter 3 Quotations Chapter 4 Index
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Stephen E. Lucas.

Abstract:

Our nation's first president is not usually thought of as a man of words. Unlike the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials in the nation's capital, the Washington monument is inscribed with no words for the benefit of posterity. Yet Washington was keenly aware of the power and importance of language. From the time of his entrance into the public arena at the age of twenty to his death forty-seven years later, he produced a steady stream of letters, reports, memoranda, addresses, messages, and speeches designed to express his views and to persuade people to them. Here, collected in an elegant volume, is the authoritative selection of Washington's thoughts and observations culled from his public discourse and private correspondence. As we read his comments on subjects as diverse as government, foreign policy, religious freedom, friendship, character, and relations between the sexes, we find that his words are often as applicable to our own time as they were to his.

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