The First of Men: A Life of George Washington

The First of Men: A Life of George Washington

by John E. Ferling

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Overview

Written by John Ferling, one of America's leading historians of the Revolutionary era, The First of Men offers an illuminating portrait of George Washington's life, with emphasis on his military and political career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195398670
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/04/2010
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 901,204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

John Ferling is the author of nine books and numerous articles on the American Revolution and early American wars, and has appeared in four television documentaries devoted to the Revolution and the War of Independence. His book A Leap in the Dark won the Fraunces Tavern Book Award as the year's best book on the American Revolution, and Almost a Miracle was named the New York American Revolution Round Table Best Book of 2007 He lives in metropolitan Atlanta.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART ONE
1. Young George Washington
2. The Frontier Warrior
3. The Acquisitive Planter
4. Patrician Revolutionary

PART TWO
2. Commander of America's Army
6. At the Brink
7. Washington's War Begins
8. The Campaign of 1777
9. The New Continental Army
10. The Character of General Washington
11. The Forgotten Years: 1778-1780
12. Victory and Retirement

PART THREE
13. A Brief Retirement
14. An End to Retirement

PART FOUR
15. The Early Presidency
16. The End of the First Term
17. The Second Term Begins
18. Last Years in Office

PART FIVE
19. The Last Years

Afterword
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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