George Washington First in War

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George Washington's long career as soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War;
it culminated in the role of commanding general of the Continental army in victory over the British army. This soldier's life included long years of Spartan campaigning, the creation of a professional army, the honing of innovative tactics and strategies, and the development of crucial ...

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Overview

George Washington's long career as soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War;
it culminated in the role of commanding general of the Continental army in victory over the British army. This soldier's life included long years of Spartan campaigning, the creation of a professional army, the honing of innovative tactics and strategies, and the development of crucial international military alliances.

In this history of George Washington's career as an army officer, Dave Palmer reveals the many qualities of character that made Washington an extraordinary military commander, qualities that allowed him not only to lead a fledgling army to secure the independence of his newly formed country but to define the role of the military in a free and democratic society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931917332
  • Publisher: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: George Washington BookShelf Series
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword iii
Introduction 3
Part 1 The Aspirant
The Dream 5
The Setting 10
Part 2 The Colonel
Fort Necessity 15
Defeat with Braddock 20
Defending the Frontier 25
Victory with Forbes 28
Lessons Learned 31
Part 3 The General
Toward Independence 1775-1776 35
Defending the United States 1776-1777 42
Defeating Great Britain 1778-1781 51
Winning the Peace 1782-1783 56
Part 4 The Commander in Chief
Moding the Constitution 61
The Whiskey Rebellion 65
The Quasi-War 69
Part 5 The Legacy 73
List of Illustrations 75
About the Author 76
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