"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

by Harlow Giles Unger

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ISBN-13: 9780306822414
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 470,962
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

A veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian, Harlow Giles Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon and the author of twenty books, including six biographies of America's Founding Fathers and three other histories of the early republic. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Prologue 7

Chapter 1 A Mutiny over Bounties 13

Chapter 2 A Coup d'État in Philadelphia 29

Chapter 3 His Highness, the President 65

Chapter 4 "Do You Advise and Consent?" 83

Chapter 5 The Shell Game 107

Chapter 6 Alive with Wrath 121

Chapter 7 Tar and Taxes 133

Chapter 8 The French Plot 149

Chapter 9 "The President Was Much Inflamed" 171

Chapter 10 "Venomous Reptiles on Our Shores" 183

Chapter 11 The Madman and the Indians 199

Chapter 12 The Final Pillar 209

Chapter 13 Farewell from a Friend 219

Chapter 14 First in the Hearts of His Countrymen 225

Appendix: The Pillars of Presidential Power and President Washington's Precedents 235

Notes 241

Bibliography 257

Index 263

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