George Washington: A Biography

George Washington: A Biography

by John R. Alden, Random House Value Publishing Staff
     
 

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In this superbly written biography, Washington comes alive as a complex individual — a hero & a man, a great leader & a dynamic, but flawed, human being. Vividly & concisely, the major events of his personal & political life are recreated — his boyhood in rural Virginia, his early career as a surveyor & then a soldier in the French & Indian War, his

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In this superbly written biography, Washington comes alive as a complex individual — a hero & a man, a great leader & a dynamic, but flawed, human being. Vividly & concisely, the major events of his personal & political life are recreated — his boyhood in rural Virginia, his early career as a surveyor & then a soldier in the French & Indian War, his hopeless passion for Sally Fairfax, & his enduring marriage to the wealthy Martha Curtis. But the core of the book is devoted to Washingtons career as a leader — as commander of chief of the Continental Army, his victories & defeats, & his central role in the formation of the new nation.

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Library Journal
When first published, this was boldly labeled the "best single-volume biography of Washington ever written" by LJ. Alden is "judicious in his judgment, balanced in his presentation, and always interesting in his portrayal" (LJ 5/1/84). This remains "essential for public and college libraries."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517122914
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.28(d)

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