George Washington : the political rise of America's founding father / David O. Stewart
Book | Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC | 2021

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Description
xxi, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-423) and index.
Summary
"In this remarkable new portrait, award-winning historian David O. Stewart unveils the political education that made Washington a master politician--and America's most essential leader. From Virginia's House of Burgesses, where Washington learned the craft and timing of a practicing politician, to his management of local government as a justice of the Fairfax County Court to his eventual role in the Second Continental Congress and his grueling generalship in the American Revolution, Washington perfected the art of governing and service, earned trust, and built bridges. The lessons in leadership he absorbed along the way would be invaluable during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the new nation." -- inside front jacket flap.
Contents
Time for a new plan -- Beginnings -- The school of Fairfax -- His brother's keeper -- Turning point -- First command -- Blooded -- Picking up the pieces -- A worse catastrophe -- The naked frontier -- A wilderness of difficulties -- Biting the hand -- New paths -- Back into the woods -- The push to Fort Duquesne -- Washington in love -- The new love -- To Mount Vernon -- Man of business, master of slaves -- The backbencher advances -- The wheel of history: the Stamp Act and the Robinson scandal -- Pivot to Fairfax County -- The master of Mount Vernon -- Never enough land -- Washington's association -- Upheavals at Mount Vernon -- Seizing the moment: the Fairfax resolves -- A continental character -- The storm breaks -- General Washington -- "One of the most important characters in the world" -- The bloody path to valley forge -- The first adversary: the Conway cabal -- The second adversary: "this fatal crisis" -- The third adversary: the British -- Victory, he said -- The long, bumpy victory lap -- Home, not retired -- Back into harness -- America's rebirth -- A working politician -- On untrodden ground -- The debt and the residence -- The compromise -- The bank -- Second-term blues -- The calamitous Frenchman -- Troubles within -- The fight for peace -- Farewell, again -- Home for good -- Wrestling with sin -- Farewell forever.
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Online version: Stewart, David O. George Washington New York : Dutton, Penguin Random House LLC, 2021 9780451488992 (DLC) 2020036459
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9780451488985 (hardcover)
0451488989 (hardcover)
9780451488992 electronic book
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