A Companion to George Washington

A Companion to George Washington

by Edward G. Lengel
     
 

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Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington.

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Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington.

  • Provides readers with new insights into previously neglected aspects of Washington's life
  • Features original essays from top scholars and popular historians
  • Based on new research from thousands of previously unpublished letters to and from Washington

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[T]he collection contains an admirable mixture of sturdy, predictable, but necessary chapters intermixed with refreshingly original chapters on less-studied aspects of Washington's career. ...It promises to be, as other volumes in the Blackwell Companions to American History series aspire to be, the standard one-volume reference on its subject."  (Journal of American History, 1 September 2013

"Scholars of the American Revolution should encourage their libraries to consider adding this title to their collections and should certainly consult it when needed."  (Journal of Military History, 1 May 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444331035
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Series, #66
Pages:
678
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Edward G. Lengel is Professor and Editor-in-Chief of the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, at the University of Virginia. His books include General George Washington: A Military Life (2005); This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters (2008), Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder in Myth and Memory (2011), and many others. Lengel is a columnist for Military History magazine and has appeared in documentaries about Washington on The History Channel.

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