The Resource George Washington : a life, Willard Sterne Randall

George Washington : a life, Willard Sterne Randall

Label
George Washington : a life
Title
George Washington
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Willard Sterne Randall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • George Washington is the story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and frequent humiliations at the hands of the mother he feared into a career of rebellion and creation. He learned from the British commanders who rejected him during his days on the frontier how to fight a war of rebellion. When he had worn out and nearly bankrupted his soldiers and his allies, Washington disbanded the victorious army he had forged and resigned to Congress, giving life to democratic government. George III once said that Washington would be the greatest man of the eighteenth century if he could give up power. And he did. Twice
  • A backwoods fighter before and during the French and Indian War, he employed a largely ragtag army of volunteers and the tactics of guerrilla warfare to defeat the world's most feared military power. His maneuvers to escape direct confrontation would be studied years later and serve as a model for Ho Chi Minh's field commanders in Vietnam. And, most important, as this fresh and authoritative narrative reveals, he exhibited the temperament for leadership in war and in peace, while suffering scoundrels, hardships, and a rogue press bent on his destruction
Cataloging source
DLC
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Randall, Willard Sterne
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.R196 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
George Washington : a life, Willard Sterne Randall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 516-531) and index
Contents
Acknowledgmnets -- Introduction -- Ch. 1. A prompt and literal obedience -- Ch. 2. Take all admonitions thankfully -- Ch. 3. We went through most beautiful groves -- Ch. 4. I put myself into indian dress -- Ch. 5. I heard bullets whistle -- Ch. 6. To obey the call of honor -- Ch. 7. I had four bullets through my coat -- Ch. 8. Observe the strictest discipline -- Ch. 9. The object of my love -- Ch. 10. No law can compel us -- Ch. 11. Arms should be the last resort -- Ch. 12. The crisis is arrived -- Ch. 13. A new modelled army -- Ch. 14. A fine fox chase -- Ch. 15. We'll see King George damned first -- Ch. 16. Who can I trust now? -- Ch. 17. I have had mmy day -- Ch. 18. To taste the fruits of freedom -- Ch. 19. I walk on untrodden ground -- Ch. 20. A fire not to be quenched -- Ch. 21. My glass is almost run -- Key to abbreviations in notes and bibliography -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm36909548
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 548 p.
Isbn
9780805027792
Lccn
97019125
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 501661
  • (OCoLC)36909548
Label
George Washington : a life, Willard Sterne Randall
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 516-531) and index
Contents
Acknowledgmnets -- Introduction -- Ch. 1. A prompt and literal obedience -- Ch. 2. Take all admonitions thankfully -- Ch. 3. We went through most beautiful groves -- Ch. 4. I put myself into indian dress -- Ch. 5. I heard bullets whistle -- Ch. 6. To obey the call of honor -- Ch. 7. I had four bullets through my coat -- Ch. 8. Observe the strictest discipline -- Ch. 9. The object of my love -- Ch. 10. No law can compel us -- Ch. 11. Arms should be the last resort -- Ch. 12. The crisis is arrived -- Ch. 13. A new modelled army -- Ch. 14. A fine fox chase -- Ch. 15. We'll see King George damned first -- Ch. 16. Who can I trust now? -- Ch. 17. I have had mmy day -- Ch. 18. To taste the fruits of freedom -- Ch. 19. I walk on untrodden ground -- Ch. 20. A fire not to be quenched -- Ch. 21. My glass is almost run -- Key to abbreviations in notes and bibliography -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm36909548
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 548 p.
Isbn
9780805027792
Lccn
97019125
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 501661
  • (OCoLC)36909548

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