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George Washington and the Founding of a Nation

Marrin, A.

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ISBN 10: 0613598113 / ISBN 13: 9780613598118
Published by Topeka Bindery, 2003
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Title: George Washington and the Founding of a ...

Publisher: Topeka Bindery

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Fair

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A fascinating, fast-paced account of our first president's life and times Albert Marrin examines the "father of our country" from the perspectives of his character, military experience, and also his slaveholding, to assess Washington's role in our history. A born leader with a commanding physique, unwavering self-discipline, and an unconquerable will to succeed, he was also-as Lord Fairfax observed when Washington was only sixteen-"a man who will go to school all his life." Washington's schools were the rugged country of the French and Indian War, the misery-creating insolvency of the Continental Army, and the agrarian responsibility of his plantation in Mount Vernon. Neither a political theorist nor a firebrand, Washington embodied the virtues of fairness, restraint, and farsightedness that could hold the American colonies together-at least for a while. For, as he said near the end of his life and after two terms as president, "I can clearly foresee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union."

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Albert Marrin has written over two dozen award-winning nonfiction books. He received the Washington Children's Book Guild and Washington Post Non-Fiction Award for "an outstanding lifetime contribution [that] has enriched the field of children's literature. His Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War Terror of the Spanish Main were both ALA Best Books for Young Adults

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