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Washington, George 1732-1799

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George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Washington's life served as commander of an amateur army during the American Revolution
Early American views on Negro slavery : from the letters and papers of the founders of the Republic by Matthew T Mellon( Book )

21 editions published between 1934 and 1969 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Mr. Mellon's illuminating presentation of the views of some of the founding fathers on slavery and the Negro exposes the raw nerve of American democratic society. If the central theme of the American Revolution was freedom and equality, the impact of that epochal struggle upon the black man was at best peripheral. The Declaration of Independence had dedicated the Revolution to the proposition that "all men are created equal." There were some who wondered whether that proposition would be applied to the ending of slavery, the greatest of all human inequalities
L'Enfant and Washington, 1791-1792 by Elizabeth Sarah Kite( Book )

14 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Major George Washington; an account of his first official mission, made as emissary from the Governor of Virginia to the commandant of the French forces on the Ohio, October 1753-January 1754 by George Washington( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Account Of His First Official Mission, Made As Emissary From The Governor Of Virginia To The CommandantOf The French Forces On The Ohio, October 1753 - January 1754
David Humphreys' life of General Washington : with George Washington's "remarks" by David Humphreys( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, Rosemarie Zagarri has assembled manuscripts from three separate archives to reconstruct and publish for the first time in its full form the only biography of George Washington authorized by the general himself. Written by his close friend and military aide David Humphreys, it offers a rare, intimate glimpse of Washington's life, from his birth in 1732 until his assumption of the presidency in 1789. Best known as a minor poet of the Revolutionary War era, Humphreys became Washington's aide-de-camp during the war. Afterward, in 1786, he came to Mount Vernon at Washington's invitation and lived there for nearly three years, drawing on private papers and the general's reminiscences to compose the story of Washington's life. Before he finished, however, it became clear that Washington's story was far from over. The ratification of the Constitution paved the way for Washington's reluctant reentry into public life. Although Humphreys abandoned his plans for a full-scale biography, Zagarri has discovered that he did publish anonymously a much shorter version of his work as part of Jedidiah Morse's American Geography. Humphreys never published the fuller biography, which contained important details about Washington's childhood, his life at Mount Vernon, and his agonizing struggle over whether to accept the presidency. (Humphreys claims, in fact, to have been the first person with whom Washington discussed the presidency.) Washington reviewed a portion of Humphreys' manuscript for accuracy and added a detailed account of his experiences in the French and Indian War. The general described his frustration with British authorities over the need to defend the frontier, his horror at the war's carnage, his affection for his troops, and his terror at having to stop a group of British soldiers from firing on their compatriots. Washington's "Remarks," included in this edition, reveal a personal side that he seldom exposed in his letters or other writings. Zagarri has collated the three manuscripts -- located at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, the Yale University Library, and the Forbes Magazine Collection in New York -- into a smooth narrative and has provided notes containing alternative readings of the text as well as substantive historical commentary. Her introduction places the work in both historical and literary perspective. Written at nearly the same time as Parson Weems' more famous but much less accurate account, Humphreys' biography challenges a host of stereotypical images and myths about the first president. It is a volume that will fascinate specialists and nonspecialists alike. - Jacket flap
Rights of man : being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine( Book )

88 editions published between 1791 and 1796 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Washington's rules of civility & decent behaviour in company and conversation by George Washington( Book )

13 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from work that Washington seems to have copied. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of this text. However much he may have simplified them, these precepts had a strong influence on Washington, who aimed to always live by them. The rules focus on self-respect and respect for others through details of etiquette. The rules offer pointers on such issues as how to dress, walk, eat in public, and address one's superiors
A memorial, containing a summary view of facts, with their authorities : in answer to the Observations sent by the English ministry to the courts of Europe by Jacob Nicolas Moreau( Book )

36 editions published in 1757 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech of the president of the United States, to both Houses of Congress, on Wednesday, December 7, 1796 by United States( Book )

43 editions published between 1793 and 1796 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of the American Revolution : being letters of eminent men to George Washington, from the time of his taking command of the army to the end of his presidency by Jared Sparks( Book )

5 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address of George Washington, president of the United States, and late commander in chief of the American army : To the people of the United States, preparatory to his declination by George Washington( Book )

33 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington : a biography by Douglas Southall Freeman( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in Peace : completes the work left unfinished at the time of Douglas Southall Freeman's death. Freeman wrote the original 6 volume biography on Washington
George Washington's eye : landscape, architecture, and design at Mount Vernon by Joseph Manca( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Washington liked to shape his own circumstances. Over the years he carefully crafted both his inner self and his public persona, as well as many aspects of his aesthetic world. Washington's life formed a unity, and his morality formed part of the backdrop to his designs at Mount Vernon. His house, gardens, and art collection - and his own writings about them - were a major part of the public face of his virtue. Washington usually acted with conscious moral purpose. "Moral" is meant here in the broadest possible sense, including such ethical matters as maintaining a public reputation, using one's time wisely, fulfilling one's duties to society, and living without luxuries. In the eighteenth century, the conception of morality also included the achievement of individual perfection, such as living a rational, tranquil, and harmonious life. Washington was obsessed, perhaps even more keenly than his contemporaries, with matters of honor, appearance, dignity, and duty to society. As a schoolboy, Washington copied down the maxim that "every action one takes should be in consideration of all of those present," and indeed his lifelong actions as architect, collector, and landscape gardener were done in consideration of the public's valuation of his moral worth ... More than one million people visit Mount Vernon each year - drawn to the stature and beauty of Washington's family estate. Art historian Joseph Manca systematically examines Mount Vernon - its stylistic, moral, and historical dimensions - offering a complete picture of this national treasure and the man behind its enduring design. Manca brings to light a Washington deeply influenced by his wide travels in colonial America, with a broader architectural knowledge than previously suspected, and with a philosophy that informed his aesthetic sensibility. Washington believed that design choices and personal character mesh to form an ethic of virtue and fulfillment and that art is inextricably linked with moral and social concerns. Manca examines how these ideas shaped the material culture of Mount Vernon. Based on careful study of Washington's personal diaries and correspondence and on the lively accounts of visitors to his estate, this richly illustrated book introduces a George Washington unfamiliar to many readers - an avid art collector, amateur architect, and leading landscape designer of his time."--Project Muse
Washington : the indispensable man by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "distillation" of the author's fourvolume work on the life of the first president of the United States
George Washington : the man who wouldn't be king by Rembrandt Peale( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animated biography of George Washington, telling of the challenges he faced during the Revolution
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David Humphreys' life of General Washington : with George Washington's "remarks"
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Huashengdun 1732-1799

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Uashingktoien, Geeorg 1732-1799

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Washington, George 1732-1799 Pres. U.S.

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Washington, Giorgio 1732-1799

Washington, Jorge 1732-1799

Wāšintun, Ǧūrǧ 1732-1799

Waszyngton, Jerzy.

Waszyngton, Jerzy 1732-1799

Τζορτζ Ουάσινγκτον πρώτος πρόεδρος των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Αμερικής

Вашингтон Г

Вашингтон Г. 1732-1799

Вашингтон, Джордж

Вашингтон, Джордж 1732-1799

Вашингтон, Жорж

Джордж Вашингтон

Джордж Вашингтон американский военный и политический деятель, первый президент США (1789–1797)

Джордж Вашингтон американський державний діяч, перший президент Сполучених Штатів (1789–1797)

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Џорџ Вашингтон Амерички политичар, 1. председник Сједињених Држава

Ҷорҷ Вашингтон

Ջորջ Վաշինգտոն ԱՄՆ առաջին նախագահ

ג'ורג' וושינגטון מייסד ארצות הברית ונשיאה הראשון

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וואשינגטאן, ג'ורג' 1732-1799

ושינגטון, ג'ורג' 1732-1799

װאשינגטאן, דזשארדזש 1732־1799

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جرج واشنگتن

جورج واشنطن، 1732-1799

جورج واشنطن الرئيس الأول للولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

جورج واشنگتن نخستین رئیس جمهور تاریخ ایالات متحده

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워싱턴, 조지 1732-1799

워싱톤, 조지 1732-1799

조지 워싱턴 초대 미국 대통령

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ᔫᕐᒋ ᕚᓯᖕᑐᓐ

ジョージ・ワシントン アメリカ合衆国初代大統領

ジョージワシントン 1732-1799

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喬治·華盛頓 美國第一任總統

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华盛顿 1732-1799

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The journal of Major George Washington; an account of his first official mission, made as emissary from the Governor of Virginia to the commandant of the French forces on the Ohio, October 1753-January 1754David Humphreys' life of General Washington : with George Washington's "remarks"George Washington's rules of civility & decent behaviour in company and conversationMount Vernon love story : a novel of George and Martha WashingtonGeorge Washington : the man who wouldn't be kingWashington : the indispensable manWashington : a life