Who Was George Washington

Author: Roberta Edwards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101014820
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In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!

Who Was George Washington Carver

Author: Jim Gigliotti
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448483122
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George Washington Carver was a young boy from Missouri born into slavery. No one expected him to succeed because slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, he enrolled in classes and was a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. He was also an inventor who developed hundreds of household products and recipes using peanuts.

George Washington

Author: Woodrow Wilson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596050071
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"George Washington" is an intriguing biography of America's first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson takes us on a journey from a look at Washington's times to his Virginia breeding to his life in colonial America. Wilson looks at how these factors shaped the man who would lead the nation in its fight for independence and into its first years as a new nation. This is an insightful look into our nation's early history by a man who would play a key part in it more than one hundred years later.

The Ascent Of George Washington

Author: John Ferling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608191826
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Perhaps the most revered American of all, George Washington has long been considered a stoic leader who held himself above the fray of political infighting. What has gone unnoticed about the much-researched life of Washington is that he was in fact a consummate politician, as historian John Ferling shows in this revealing and provocative new book. As leader of the Continental Army, Washington's keen political savvy enabled him not only to outwit superior British forces, but--even more challenging--to manage the fractious and intrusive Continental Congress. Despite dire setbacks early in the war, Washington deftly outmaneuvered rival generals and defused dissent from officers below him, ending the war with the status of a national icon. His carefully burnished reputation allowed Washington, as president, to lead the country under the guise of non-partisanship for almost all of his eight years in office. Washington, Ferling argues, was not only one of America's most adroit politicians, he was easily the most successful of all time--so successful, in fact, that he is no longer thought of as having been political.

George Washington

Author: Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402747489
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the American hero, who was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and who became the first president of the United States.

George Washington S Indispensable Men

Author: Arthur S. Lefkowitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780811716468
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While history has immortalized George Washington, it has largely forgotten those who helped to propel him to such greatness: the 32 men who served as his aides-de-camp. George Washington's Indispensable Men asserts that Washington relied heavily on these men for help in formulating policy and strategy. His aides were definitely not just "pen men, " but real, behind-the-scenes advisors that potentially affected some of his greatest decisions.

The Life Of Washington

Author: Mason Locke Weems
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674532519
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The effect of this "single, immortal, and dubious anecdote," and others like it, has made this book one of the most influential in the history of American folklore. The first republication of the book since 1927, it is unique in its detailed commentary on Weems and other biographers of Washington.

Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349041
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Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her, too. Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley had to meet challenges greater than she’d ever known. So Dolley did one thing she thought might make a difference: she saved George Washington. Not the man himself, but a portrait of him, which would surely have been destroyed by English soldiers. Don Brown once again deftly tells a little known story about a woman who made a significant contribution to American history.

His Excellency

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 140004376X
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National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose “statue-like solidity” concealed volcanic energies and emotions. Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being. From the Trade Paperback edition.