George Washington
Man and Monument

By (author) Theodore J. Crackel,Mr Theodore J Crackel,Theodore J Crackel,Theodore Crackel

ISBN13: 9780415526814

Imprint: Routledge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format: Hardback

Published: 31/12/2023

Availability: No longer supplied by us

George Washington, the USA's first president, was the one indispensible man in both the nation's independence and the formulation of its government. That said, he is too often seen as a stick figure--a man with no formal education, reliant to a great degree on others for his ideas and understanding--often reduced to the story about chopping down the cherry tree or seen only as the face of President's Day. George Washington: Man and Monument fleshes out this picture for students of the Early Republic, showing how Washington, as a young man, developed a set of core values that shaped the man he later became. Using primary sources culled from the Papers of George Washington, as well as other sources, along with six succinct chapters, students can explore what influences helped shape the man--as a soldier, a statesman, and in his private life.
Introduction. 1. The Indispensable Man 2. A Boyhood that Shaped a Leader 3. Soldier, Farmer, and Entrepreneur 4. First in War: Winning Independence 5. First in Peace: Present at the Creation 6. First in the Hearts of his Countrymen: Presidency and Retirement. Documents. Selected Bibliography.
  • Politics & government
  • Biography: historical, political & military
  • Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
  • American War of Independence
  • Political leaders & leadership
  • Undergraduate
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
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