George Washington

George Washington

The Wonder of the Age

Book - 2017
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As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man--who first achieved fame in his early twenties--is inextricably bound to his mythic status. Solidly grounded in Washington's papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is a superb introduction to the leader whose name has become synonymous with America.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780300219975
0300219970
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: B WASHINGTON,, G

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Washington was both the projection and embodiment of America's deepest aspirations. This approachable biography is an excellent introduction to our nation's first president.


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