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George Washington: First In War And Peace
     

George Washington: First In War And Peace

by Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra
 
In the normal course of events, George Washington would have become an Oxford don, following in the footsteps of his English ancestors. Washington – a descendant of King Edward III through his paternal grandmother - was robbed of a university education by a revolution in England a century before he was born. Had there been no English Civil War in the 1640s, his

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In the normal course of events, George Washington would have become an Oxford don, following in the footsteps of his English ancestors. Washington – a descendant of King Edward III through his paternal grandmother - was robbed of a university education by a revolution in England a century before he was born. Had there been no English Civil War in the 1640s, his family would never have left England.
George Washington became the most important – and beloved - man in America, the one on whom the fate of his countrymen and women depended. He commanded the Continental Army, presided over the Constitutional Convention, and held the highest office in the land as the first president of the United States. Yet, there is much that is little known about him. Here’s his surprising story.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014238274
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

After a successful career as an investigative journalist, Willard Sterne Randall pursued advanced studies in history at Princeton University. Biographer of Benjamin and William Franklin, of Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Ethan Allen, he has taught American history at John Cabot University in Rome and at the University of Vermont and Champlain College, where he was Distinguished Scholar in History and a Professor.
Nancy Nahra, award-winning poet, has published numerous articles in scholarly journals in history and the humanities both in the United States and England. With Willard Sterne Randall she has co- authored of four volumes of history and biography. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College in Maine, she holds an M.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton. She has studied and been a tutor at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. She has taught literature and language courses in French and in English literature, as well as Latin classics in translation at the University of Vermont and later at John Cabot University in Rome, where she holds a permanent appointment as Visiting Professor of Humanities after being Poet in Residence there. Most recently at Champlain College in Vermont, she was Professor of Humanities and also served as Coordinator for Humanities.

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