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The ascent of George Washington : the hidden political genius of an American icon, John Ferling

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The ascent of George Washington : the hidden political genius of an American icon
Title
The ascent of George Washington
Title remainder
the hidden political genius of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
John Ferling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Even compared to his fellow founders, George Washington stands tall. Our first president has long been considered a stoic hero, holding himself above the rough-and-tumble politics of his day. Now historian John Ferling peers behind that image, carefully burnished by Washington himself, to show us a leader who was not only not above politics, but a canny infighter--a master of persuasion, manipulation, and deniability. In the War of Independence, Washington used his skills to steer the Continental Army through crises that would have broken less determined men; he squeezed out rivals and defused dissent. Ending the war as a national hero, Washington "allowed" himself to be pressed into the presidency, guiding the nation with the same brilliantly maintained pose of selfless public interest. Ferling argues that not only was Washington one of America's most adroit politicians--the proof of his genius is that he is no longer thought of as a politician at all.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferling, John E
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.F46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The ascent of George Washington : the hidden political genius of an American icon, John Ferling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-423) and index
Contents
The Founding Father who wielded power without ambition -- Rise from obscurity. Soldier for Virginia : an introduction to politics ; The burgess : George Washington, Virginia politician -- American hero. The crucial first year : Boston, 1775-1776 ; The War in 1776-1777 : in the depths of despair ; The Untouchable : General Washington's great crisis ; Victory and glory -- First in the hearts of his countrymen. Washington and the politics of intrigue : to the end of the War ; Soaring to the pinnacle ; President of the United States : the first term, 1789-1792 ; Endless crises : Washington's second term, 1793-1797 ; The sand runs out -- Reckoning
Control code
ocn259266770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 438 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596914650
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051215
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)259266770
Label
The ascent of George Washington : the hidden political genius of an American icon, John Ferling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-423) and index
Contents
The Founding Father who wielded power without ambition -- Rise from obscurity. Soldier for Virginia : an introduction to politics ; The burgess : George Washington, Virginia politician -- American hero. The crucial first year : Boston, 1775-1776 ; The War in 1776-1777 : in the depths of despair ; The Untouchable : General Washington's great crisis ; Victory and glory -- First in the hearts of his countrymen. Washington and the politics of intrigue : to the end of the War ; Soaring to the pinnacle ; President of the United States : the first term, 1789-1792 ; Endless crises : Washington's second term, 1793-1797 ; The sand runs out -- Reckoning
Control code
ocn259266770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 438 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596914650
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051215
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)259266770

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