The Real George Washington

The Real George Washington
Title The Real George Washington PDF eBook
Author Jay A. Parry
Publisher National Center for Constitutional
Pages 928
Release 1991-01-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780880800143

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Describes the country's first President through a biography and a compilation of quotes that cover such topics as John Adams, the American Revolution, liberty, taxation, and foreign relations.




The Real George Washington

The Real George Washington
Title The Real George Washington PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 928
Release 2008
Genre Generals
ISBN

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Provides a close look at this man who became the "father of our country" and the first American President. But rather than focus on the interpretations of historians, the book tells much of his exciting story in his own words.




A Picture Book of George Washington

A Picture Book of George Washington
Title A Picture Book of George Washington PDF eBook
Author David A. Adler
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Pages 32
Release 2018-01-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1430130423

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"A lively fife and drum playing Yankee-Doodle-Dandy welcome the listener...A narrative tone that is sincere and respectful and a slow, even pace afford the young listener time to absorb facts." - AudioFile Magazine




The Real George Washington

The Real George Washington
Title The Real George Washington PDF eBook
Author Jay A. Parry
Publisher
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Release 1990
Genre Generals
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The Real Thomas Jefferson

The Real Thomas Jefferson
Title The Real Thomas Jefferson PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 746
Release 1983
Genre Biography & Autobiography
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"Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history." So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. The Real Thomas Jefferson lets you meet the man as he really was-rather than as interpreted by historians. The book tells much of his exciting story in his own words. You will meet a man who- lost his wife when she was only 33, and lost four children before the age of three. created the masterpiece of his life, the Declaration of Independence, at the young age of 33. served as governor of war-torn Virginia and once escaped British capture by only minutes. was one of the geniuses behind the American Constitution, even though he was serving in France during the Constitutional Convention. was a true Renaissance man, skilled in farming, scientific experimentation, practical invention, economics, political philosophy, and statesmanship. nearly lost his first presidential election to Aaron Burr, a scoundrel who later may have committed treason. The second part of this book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Jefferson's writings, conveniently arranged by subject. Book jacket.




The Real Benjamin Franklin

The Real Benjamin Franklin
Title The Real Benjamin Franklin PDF eBook
Author Andrew M. Allison
Publisher National Center for Constitutional Studies
Pages 534
Release 1982
Genre Biography & Autobiography
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George Washington

George Washington
Title George Washington PDF eBook
Author Kevin J. Hayes
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 544
Release 2017-04-03
Genre History
ISBN 0190456698

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When it comes to the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton are generally considered the great minds of early America. George Washington, instead, is toasted with accolades regarding his solid common sense and strength in battle. Indeed, John Adams once snobbishly dismissed him as "too illiterate, unlearned, unread for his station and reputation." Yet Adams, as well as the majority of the men who knew Washington in his life, were unaware of his singular devotion to self-improvement. Based on a comprehensive amount of research at the Library of Congress, the collections at Mount Vernon, and rare book archives scattered across the country, Kevin J. Hayes corrects this misconception and reconstructs in vivid detail the active intellectual life that has gone largely unnoticed in conventional narratives of Washington. Despite being a lifelong reader, Washington felt an acute sense of embarrassment about his relative lack of formal education and cultural sophistication, and in this sparkling literary biography, Hayes illustrates just how tirelessly Washington worked to improve. Beginning with the primers, forgotten periodicals, conduct books, and classic eighteenth-century novels such as Tom Jones that shaped Washington's early life, Hayes studies Washington's letters and journals, charting the many ways the books of his upbringing affected decisions before and during the Revolutionary War. The final section of the book covers the voluminous reading that occurred during Washington's presidency and his retirement at Mount Vernon. Throughout, Hayes examines Washington's writing as well as his reading, from The Journal of Major George Washington through his Farewell Address. The sheer breadth of titles under review here allow readers to glimpse Washington's views on foreign policy, economics, the law, art, slavery, marriage, and religion-and how those views shaped the young nation.. Ultimately, this sharply written biography offers a fresh perspective on America's Father, uncovering the ideas that shaped his intellectual journey and, subsequently, the development of America.