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George Washington: A Life

Randall, Willard Sterne

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ISBN 10: 0805027793 / ISBN 13: 9780805027792
Published by Henry Holt & Co 1997-11-01, US, 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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548 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Light edgewear to dust jacket, and faint foxing to top edge. Clean, tight copy. Record # 461547. Bookseller Inventory # 461547

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Title: George Washington: A Life

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co 1997-11-01, US

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The most compelling full-scale, single-volume biography of George Washington in nearly a century, this book recounts the story of a man who turned the frequent humiliations at the hands of a mother he feared and British generals he admired into a career of rebellion and creation.


To most people George Washington is a mysterious icon, the man on the dollar who we know about mostly because of mythical exploits. This substantial biography of the first American president succeeds in portraying Washington as a man with a keen mind and sharp temper who overcame great adversity. In particular, George Washington is valuable for its telling of the story of Washington's early life. How the frontier surveyor took to a military career, failed at it, and eventually redeemed himself as a great leader of the American Revolution is an engrossing story that may be surprising to many who think they know about Washington, but mostly know just the myths.

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