353 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-332) and index.
Look around you -- Powerful ambitions, powerful friends -- War for North America -- The rise of George Washington -- "Because we are Americans" -- Winter soldier -- Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth -- The great man : Yorktown, Newburgh, and Annapolis -- "The destiny of unborn millions" -- "On untrodden ground" : the first term -- The age of passion : the second term -- "The debt which all must pay".
"As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man--who first achieved fame in his early twenties--is inextricably bound to his mythic status. Solidly grounded in Washington's papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is a superb introduction to the leader whose name has become synonymous with America"--Google Books.
Wonder of the age
9780300219975 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
0300219970 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)