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The Resource George Washington : the Founding Father, Paul Johnson

George Washington : the Founding Father, Paul Johnson

Label
George Washington : the Founding Father
Title
George Washington
Title remainder
the Founding Father
Statement of responsibility
Paul Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Washington is the most important figure in the history of the United States. Against all military odds, he liberated the colonies from the superior forces of the British and presided over the process to produce a Constitution. In two terms as president, he set that Constitution to work. Despite his importance, Washington remains today a distant figure to many Americans. Previous books about him are immensely long and complicated. Paul Johnson has now produced a brief life that presents a vivid portrait of the great man as young warrior, masterly commander-in-chief, patient Constitution maker, and exceptionally wise president. He also shows Washington as a farmer of unusual skill and an entrepreneur of foresight, patriarch of an extended family, and proprietor of one of the most beautiful homes in America, which he largely built and adorned.--From publisher description
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Summary
A portrait of the first American president examines how his character reflected eighteenth-century values, citing his pivotal contributions to the creation of the Constitution and his leadership during the Revolutionary War
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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169195
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.J67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Eminent lives
Target audience
adult
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the founding father
Label
George Washington : the Founding Father, Paul Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-126)
Contents
Young gentleman's youth in Virginia -- Gallant young colonel and his rich wife -- Slaveowner, agricultural pioneer, builder -- Commander in chief and victor -- Creating a nation: Theory -- Creating a nation: Practice -- Last years
Control code
2473013
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
126 p.
Isbn
9780060753658
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004052907
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56413248
  • (OCoLC)56413248
Label
George Washington : the Founding Father, Paul Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-126)
Contents
Young gentleman's youth in Virginia -- Gallant young colonel and his rich wife -- Slaveowner, agricultural pioneer, builder -- Commander in chief and victor -- Creating a nation: Theory -- Creating a nation: Practice -- Last years
Control code
2473013
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
126 p.
Isbn
9780060753658
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004052907
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56413248
  • (OCoLC)56413248

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