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2 edition of George Washington found in the catalog.

George Washington

Henry Cabot Lodge

George Washington

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Published by Ridgeway Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11138635M
ISBN 100686198751
ISBN 109780686198758

Joseph Ellis, His Excellency, George Washington, Ellis' best-selling biography of Washington, based primarily on a close reading of Washington's papers, is short, readable, and insightful. Washington traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to take command of the army. George Washington was a Virginia plantation owner who served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolutionary War, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from to He eventually retook most of New Jersey. Meanwhile, British General Howe clung to the strategy of capturing colonial cities in hopes of smothering the rebellion. Also exists in a one-volume abridgment by Richard Harwell.

Washington's training and experience were primarily in frontier warfare involving small numbers of soldiers. His penetrating blue-gray eyes were overhung by heavy brows, his nose was large and straight, and his mouth was large and firmly closed. His letters of this period indicate he was totally opposed to the colonies declaring independence. A Loyalist.

Despite all the hardships, Ona enjoyed the benefits of a life of freedom: She taught herself to read and write, embraced Christianity and worshiped regularly at a church of her choice. Washington and his small army did taste victory early in March by placing artillery above Boston, on Dorchester Heights, forcing the British to withdraw. In some instances, state legislatures imposed tyrannical tax policies on their own citizens. In all outdoor pursuits, from wrestling to colt breaking, he excelled.


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George Washington book

By many accounts Mary was a tough mother. Jack Staines was at sea at the time, but Ona managed to escape to the neighboring town of Greenland, where she and her infant daughter hid with a free black family, the Jacks, until Bassett left Portsmouth, empty-handed.

Quickly, the protests turned into a full-scale defiance of federal law known as the Whiskey Rebellion. With the help of Hamilton, he composed his Farewell Address to the American people, which urged his fellow citizens to cherish the Union George Washington book avoid partisanship and permanent foreign alliances.

Teeth Much has been made of the fact that Washington used false teeth or dentures for most of his adult life. The action infuriated Jefferson, who supported the French and felt that the U. Washington was inaugurated in April of and took up office in George Washington book capital, which was then in New York City.

Then he had the good sense to edit it down to four hundred pages and one volume. Read it For: Read it to know the untouched incidences from the life of George Washington.

He stops for a party in his honor, possibly at Philipse Manor, a mansion in Yonkers, where he meets the heiress who lives there. He also experimented with different crops and growing techniques on his land. His five-volume biography of Washington is considered the first serious study of his life.

My education on Washington was made easier, of course, by the fact that many of the biographies I read were outstanding. After the passage of the Coercive Acts inWashington chaired a meeting in which the Fairfax Resolves were adopted, calling for the convening of the Continental Congress and the use of armed resistance as a last resort.

He would acquire many more in the years to come, whether through the death of other family members or by purchasing them directly. He liked billiards and cards and not only subscribed to racing associations but also ran his own horses in races.

During his two terms, Washington rented the best houses available and was driven in a coach drawn by four horses, with outriders and lackeys in rich uniforms. His experience during the war was generally frustrating, with key decisions made slowly, poor support from the colonial legislature and poorly trained recruits.

His last official act was to pardon the participants in the Whiskey Rebellion. She had fallen asleep in his arms. Even with enslaved workers, the expenses of running a farm were manifold.

A near-mutiny was avoided when Washington convinced Congress to grant a five-year bonus for soldiers in March With winter coming, his supplies low, and his troops eager to go home, Washington was on the verge of losing the war. The victory was a major turning point in the war as it encouraged France to openly ally itself with the American cause for independence.

The Pulitzer Prize winner for nonfiction inthis is a colorful, learned, and entertaining book that feels shorter than its five hundred pages. While they each have merit, they fell far short of the rest of the group. He then attended the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Having just finished nine biographies by five authors on Washington, it seems natural to pause for a moment to reflect on how far we have traveled.

By his second wife, Mary Ball, he had six.Feb 28,  · Happy {belated} Presidents Day! Due to some computer problems I was not able to upload this on President's Day when I recorded it. I hope that you will still enjoy learning a. When Bushrod Washington died inhe willed parts of the library to his nephews George C.

and John A. Washington and to his grand-nephew Bushrod Washington Herbert. Arounda large portion of the books which remained at Mount Vernon were sold to bookseller Henry Stevens, who announced his intention to send them to the British Museum. George Washington, American general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution (–83) and subsequently first president of the United States (–97).

He is known as ‘the Father of His Country.’ Learn more about Washington’s life and career. Feb 28,  · George Washington () was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States.

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John Rhodehamel, volume editor, is the author of George Washington: The Wonder of the Age and editor of George Washington: Writings and The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence for the Library of sylvaindez.com: Library of America. Jan 16,  · That's the piece of New York's revolutionary story told by Brad Meltzer and co-author Josh Mensch in their new book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot Against George Washington.

Washington, George, The text-book of the Washington Benevolent Society: containing a biographical sketch and character of George Washington, his Farewell address to the people of the United States, and the Federal Constitution with the amendments (Concord .