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Biographies
  • Author:
    Barbara Knox
  • ISBN:
    0736833838
  • ISBN13:
    978-0736833837
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  • Publisher:
    Capstone Press (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    24 pages
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    Biographies
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Grade Level: Preschool - 1. Series: First Biographies - Presidents and Leaders. I was interested to discover, if I could, the human residue which I felt sure must persist in Washington after all was said.

Grade Level: Preschool - 1. Publisher: Capstone Press (September 1, 2003). Owing to the pernicious drivel of the Reverend Weems no other great man in history has had to live down such a mass of absurdities and deliberate false inventions. The author also feels he should warn the reader that this book aims only at giving a sketch of George Washington's life and acts.

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the . Constitution and a federal government

George Washington led the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and .

George Washington led the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and became the first president of the United States. Mary Washington was a protective and demanding mother, keeping George from joining the British Navy as Lawrence had wanted. Lawrence owned the Little Hunting Creek plantation-later renamed Mount Vernon-and George lived with him from the age of 16. He was schooled entirely in Colonial Virginia, mostly at home, and didn't go to college. He showed signs of being a natural leader, and Virginia Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie appointed Washington adjutant and made him a major.

George Washington was the first President and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life. Birthday: February 22, 1732.

George Washington did not have an easy time of it as president for a number of reasons . Depiction of Washington's first inauguration at Federal Hall is on display at the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center (MVLA).

George Washington did not have an easy time of it as president for a number of reasons: 1. How to Act Like a President. 2. Developing a Presidential Style. One of his main challenges was that in many ways, Washington had to create the presidency.

George Washington as the first president put in place various precedents and traditions including the following: – The leader being called as Mr. President as opposed to the title ‘King. – The creation of the highly esteemed inaugural event and ball. The tradition of swearing on a Bible when taking the oath of presidency.

George Washington Biography. George Washington was a Virginia plantation owner who served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolutionary War, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. George Washington's Family. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Our first president is sometimes shrouded in a veil of godliness. Rediscover America’s First President with the Best George Washington Books. Meet the man behind the legend. Discover the man behind the legend with the best George Washington books. When we learned about George Washington in school, we were taught the basics: He was the first president, he wore a powdered white wig, and he was rumored to have cut down a cherry tree (not true, by the way). We're reminded of his everlasting influence when we grip one dollar bills or feed quarters into vending machines.

George Washington was born in 1732 in Virginia

George Washington was born in 1732 in Virginia. His family were wealthy and they owned many slaves who worked on the plantations. As a planter, he felt constrained by British regulations and taxes and this proved one factor in encouraging him to fight the British in the later Wars of Independence. As a successful military leader, Washington retained widespread support and, given the difficulties faced by the emerging republic, Washington stood for public office and the Presidency. By a large majority, Washington was elected the first President of America and he served from April 1789 to March 1797.

Text and pictures introduce the personal life, education, and political career of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

Androlhala
This bio of Washington focuses on the character of the man instead of just a litany of facts and dates compiled about his life. The author shows that, contrary to popular lore, Washington was actually a quick thinking, hospitable man of character. Other authors interpret Washington's mild manners as shyness or in today's lingo, "being uptight". This book looks at his life in a different light and was quite refreshing. Highly recommended.
Vudojar
I agree this was brief, yet was politically unbiased to the extent possible; though native Americans might disagree. Lacked mention of the young surgeon, who recommended, correctly, a tracheostomy at his deathbed and was summarily dismissed by Washington's personal doctor. Martha destroyed his personal letters, so this represent our best insight into the amazing temporment of a remarkable man. Yet little was revealed by the Intense quarrel of ideology between Hamilton and Jefferson, and Washington's struggles or lack thereof to maintain decorum.
Fawrindhga
The writing was not that interesting. This may be the first bio of Washington I've read as an adult, and is certainly the first work by Wilson. We I not reading Presidential bios for other reasons, I doubt I would return to either the subject or the author.

No notes, no bibliography. From Wilson I would expect a scholarly work, not something that seems to be written for high schoolers.

Not much space on six years as a General, as the President of the Constitutional Convention or as the first President. Not much information in the military or surveying preceding them.
Fearlesssinger
A book I downloaded to my Kindle, because a) it was for free, b) I like biographies and c) I didn't know anything about George Washington except for that he was the first President of the United States of America.

William Roscoe Thayer wrote this biography in 1922, and the reason for him to do that is stated in the preface, in his own words:

"I was interested to discover, if I could, the human residue which I felt sure must persist in Washington after all was said. Owing to the pernicious drivel of the Reverend Weems no other great man in history has had to live down such a mass of absurdities and deliberate false inventions."

The author also feels he should

"...warn the reader that this book aims only at giving a sketch of George Washington's life and acts."

Well, he succeeded in this, and I did enjoy reading it, also because of the style and language used. There were many words I had to look up, not being at all familiar with military terms (furlough? That certainly wasn't part of the curriculum when I learnt English at school several decades ago!), and Mr. Thayer must have done a lot of research; there are footnotes on almost every page, and an extensive source register makes up the last 10 % of the book.

What he did not manage to do, at least not for me, is to convey a clearer picture of George Washington as a person. Yes, his character, his habits (apparently, he was very fastidious with his clothes), his looks and his way of dealing with problems are thoroughly described, as are the military campaigns and political events he was part of. But if I had to sum up in one word what I feel is lacking here, that word would have to be "atmosphere".

You know when you can really delve into a book, into a story, the characters becoming real for you, the places being conjured up in front of your inner eye, complete with sounds and scents? That did not happen for me here, and I certainly do not blame the author; he probably never intended to create something so personal and atmospheric - after all, he said it himself, the book was supposed to be a sketch.

And at that, it is very good.
Todal
This book is so well written I had trouble putting it down. That is very unusual for a dry over done subject like a biography of a very well known subject. I learned so much about Washington and a lot about the beginnings of our country I did not know. How this greedy aristocrat could be at the same time a true humanitarian and leader is fascinating. I will probabley reread this in the future. There was an abundance of well researched information.
Zolorn
A book written by a politician, a long winded one at that, he tells of George Washington's early life and his early military experiences, The author explains everything that the early revolution leaders argued about and went on and on about how GW suffered at Valley Forge.
Umge
I enjoyed reading and seeing a side to an important founding father that I had not really known much about in the past. Yes, in school way back when, I would have found this more interesting and helpful than the trash we were given to read in our history books. I would say, read it. It gives you a lot, let's you ask questions about history in a good way. It does show the harshness of war and the sentiment of the times in a shortened form. It gave me an interest in learning more about him and others from our beginnings. Granted free always helps, but the information learned was excellent and insightful.
America was surely blessed by Providence to have had such a man to help bring us into existence. Many helped fashion the governmental forms, but it truly was fortunate that such a man as this was here. It was great to refresh my memory of such greatness and I heartily recommend this book.