For King and Country: The Maturing of George Washington, 1748-1760

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A portrait of George Washington’s formative years provides context to the story we all know.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lewis The Guns of Cedar Creek examines young George Washington as a figure illustrating the tension in the developing American character: the aristocratic ideals of the East Coast vs. the action-oriented pull of the West. Depicting early Easterners as valuing status and Westerners as drawn to change, Lewis suggests that Washington's work as surveyor of lands west of the Blue Ridge mountains, begun in 1748, altered his earlier goals of patterning himself on the English aristocratic tradition. While Lewis's negative assessment of Washington's ethnocentricity and treatment of land as a commercial commodity seems reductive and excessively colored by today's accepted moral views, his portrait successfully demonstrates the actions and events at play in his subject's evolution into an archetypal American. Feb.
Library Journal
Like most recent biographers of Washington, Lewis--an author and the publisher of Civil War magazine--prefers to look beyond the stiff public figure who embodied duty, honor, and country in favor of the passionate, anxious, ambitious, self-serving man underneath. In this Lewis succeeds, by describing Washington's formative years in the Ohio wilderness fighting the French and Indians. Lewis's argument that Washington's greatness stemmed from his experiences in frontier war--leading a recalcitrant militia, dealing with a parsimonious legislature, and tirelessly promoting himself to one patron after another--has been made more thoroughly and imaginatively by Paul Longmore in his Invention of George Washington (Univ. of California Pr., 1988). Lewis does provide more context for a general reader, however. The story is compelling and Lewis tells it well. For general collections.-- David B. Mattern, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville
Library Journal
Duffy offers the life of Civil War naval master David Farragut, who was 60 at the time of the conflict's onset yet proved to be the most energetic and courageous of the Union's maritime warriors. Lewis reveals the young George Washington from 1748 to 1760, when he struggled with his own shortcomings before becoming the great revolutionary. Fetherling presents a biographical dictionary of assassins throughout history, from Brutus to John McCall-who put a bullet through Wild Bill Hickock's bean-to John Hinckley. Although it might sound gruesome, Fetherling's work is chock-full of interesting trivia (Hinckley originally planned to shoot President Jimmy Carter, but Carter's polling numbers dropped; he went after the more popular Ronald Reagan instead). Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Brad Hooper
Washington, like Lincoln, has been practically done to death; but once in a while there comes along a new slant or emphasis on these fellows that's well worth paying attention to. There was Gary Wills' recent "Lincoln at Gettysburg" , and now there's Lewis' interesting perspective on the first president. He focuses on Washington's "formative decade," which, for Lewis, was the years from age 16 to 28. "Let us break through the marble to the flesh," says the author, who sees the young Washington as a rather ordinary individual nonetheless determined to head the pack, intent on being someone of note. In the process of attempting to do just that--specifically, by serving as a surveyor and military officer in the North American wilderness recently won by Britain from France in the so-called French and Indian War--he grew from being an individual of modest gifts to one with courage and a talent for leadership. But, so Lewis avers, he also grew in negative ways, becoming an embodiment of colonial America's most disagreeable qualities, "its contempt for people of other races and its destructive exploitation of the land." Readable and important, this is a book to add to most U.S. history collections.
Booknews
Drawing heavily on Washington's own diaries, letters, and dispatches, Lewis follows his rise from a callow young man with no inheritance, no trade, and few prospects to the commander-in-chief of the military forces of colonial Virginia--revealing that this progress was not due only to Washington's steadily growing qualities of leadership, courage, and devotion to liberty and justice, but also involved conniving, conspiracy, fawning on superiors, badmouthing subordinates, covering up disastrous mistakes, and outright lies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785821014
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Knowledge
Ch. 1 The Adolescent 3
Ch. 2 The Adjutant 29
Pt. II Ignorance
Ch. 3 The Traders 47
Ch. 4 The Tribes 73
Ch. 5 The French 87
Pt. III Action
Ch. 6 Contact 109
Ch. 7 Command 120
Ch. 8 First Blood 141
Ch. 9 Braddock's Road 158
Ch. 10 Massacre 176
Ch. 11 The Outrages 194
Ch. 12 Indian Summers 215
Ch. 13 Forbes's Road 241
Ch. 14 Ashes of Victory 260
Bibliography 275
Index 283
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