America's Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation

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Every American Interested in understanding the American character and the American past should read this book. There are vivid history lessons on almost every page. The constitution becomes not merely a brilliant blueprint for governance. It is-and was-also the only alternative to chaos. - Thomas Fleming, author of The Perils of Peace

Acclaim for The Unexpected George Washington.

It's hard to imagine George Washington as playful, tender, or ...

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America's Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation

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Overview

Every American Interested in understanding the American character and the American past should read this book. There are vivid history lessons on almost every page. The constitution becomes not merely a brilliant blueprint for governance. It is-and was-also the only alternative to chaos. - Thomas Fleming, author of The Perils of Peace

Acclaim for The Unexpected George Washington.

It's hard to imagine George Washington as playful, tender, or funny. But Harlow Unger searches to find these seldom-seen aspects of the private man, and the result is a fare more complete and believable founding father." - James C. Rees, Executive Director, Historic Mount Vernon

"An intimate view of the American hero who managed to follow his ambitions to great power without being disdained for them." - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470107515
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 808,714
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Harlow Giles Unger is author of the award-winning Lafayette (Wiley 2002), John Hancock (2000), Noah Webster (Wiley, 1998), The French War Against America (Wiley, 2005) and The Unexpected George Washington (Wiley, 2006).  A veteran journalist, he was foreign news editor at The New York Herald Tribune and foreign correspondent for The Times and Sunday Times (London).  He is also author of several books on education.  He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgments.

Chronology.

Introduction.

1 Victory’s Bitter Fruits.

2 The Great Debate.

3 The Great Compromise.

4 "The Seeds of Civil Discord".

5 The Road to Ratification.

6 "Unite or Die".

7 "Words to My Brother Ploughjoggers".

8 "A Fig and a Fiddle-stick’s End".

9 The Language of Secession.

10 On the Wings of the Tempest.

11 Birth of a Nation.

12 One Nation, Divisible . . .

Appendix A Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention.

The Constitution of the United States.

Resolution of the Convention.

Letter of the Convention to Congress.

Appendix B Signers of the Constitution.

Appendix C The Bill of Rights.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Credits.

Index.

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