For King and Country: The Maturing of George Washington, 1748-1760

3.71 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780785821014: For King and Country: The Maturing of George Washington, 1748-1760

A portrait of George Washington’s formative years provides context to the story we all know.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Library Journal:

Like most recent biographers of Washington, Lewis--an author and the publisher of Civil War magazine--prefers to look beyond the stiff public figure who embodied duty, honor, and country in favor of the passionate, anxious, ambitious, self-serving man underneath. In this Lewis succeeds, by describing Washington's formative years in the Ohio wilderness fighting the French and Indians. Lewis's argument that Washington's greatness stemmed from his experiences in frontier war--leading a recalcitrant militia, dealing with a parsimonious legislature, and tirelessly promoting himself to one patron after another--has been made more thoroughly and imaginatively by Paul Longmore in his Invention of George Washington (Univ. of California Pr., 1988). Lewis does provide more context for a general reader, however. The story is compelling and Lewis tells it well. For general collections.
- David B. Mattern, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Lewis ( The Guns of Cedar Creek ) examines young George Washington as a figure illustrating the tension in the developing American character: the aristocratic ideals of the East Coast vs. the action-oriented pull of the West. Depicting early Easterners as valuing status and Westerners as drawn to change, Lewis suggests that Washington's work as surveyor of lands west of the Blue Ridge mountains, begun in 1748, altered his earlier goals of patterning himself on the English aristocratic tradition. While Lewis's negative assessment of Washington's ethnocentricity and treatment of land as a commercial commodity seems reductive and excessively colored by today's accepted moral views, his portrait successfully demonstrates the actions and events at play in his subject's evolution into an archetypal American.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lewis, Thomas A.
Published by Castle Books
ISBN 10: 0785821015 ISBN 13: 9780785821014
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Castle Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0785821015 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HGT8578CPLC101616H0289A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thomas A. Lewis
Published by Castle Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0785821015 ISBN 13: 9780785821014
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Castle Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0785821015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thomas A. Lewis
Published by Castle Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0785821015 ISBN 13: 9780785821014
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Castle Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0785821015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lewis, Thomas A.
Published by Castle Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0785821015 ISBN 13: 9780785821014
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Castle Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110785821015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lewis, Thomas A.
Published by Castle Books
ISBN 10: 0785821015 ISBN 13: 9780785821014
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Castle Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0785821015 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1278270

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds