Catalogue


Selected writings /
George Washington ; with an introduction by Ron Chernow.
edition
1st Library of America paperback classics ed.
imprint
New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Group, c2011.
description
xxii, 490 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1598531107, 9781598531107
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imprint
New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Group, c2011.
isbn
1598531107
9781598531107
general note
"The selections for this Library of America paperback classic edition are drawn from "George Washington: Writings," edited by John Rhodehamel, volume 91 in the Library of America series, published with support from The John M. Olin Foundation." -- p. vii
catalogue key
8260411
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"To encounter Washington in his writings is to confront a notably hot-blooded and opinionated man, not the reticent sphinx of American myth." -Ron Chernow
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Simultaneously with the release of a paperback edition of his acclaimed biography Washington: A Life (Penguin), Ron Chernow presents a revealing portrait of Washington through his own words. A young officer leading an attack that triggered a global struggle for empire. Commander of the ill-equipped and undermanned Continental Army in the War of Independence. Presiding delegate to the Constitutional Convention. First President of the United States. George Washington, the indispensable founder of the American republic, was at the heart of events of worldwide importance. He was also, as revealed in this selection introduced by his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, a writer of remarkable clarity, energy, force, and eloquence. This career- spanning selection includes detailed notes, an essay on the selection of texts, and a chronology of Washington's life.
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