George Washington: An American Life

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 124 pages
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“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”—and first in the minds of schoolchildren, who learn about George Washington as soon as they begin studying American history. From Washington’s Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general, to his inauguration as the first President of the brand-new United States, and into retirement, this biography captures the full breadth and achievements of his life. It covers both the personal and the private, reveals his views on everything from governmental power to the abolition of slavery, and separates fascinating truth from well-worn legend—including that infamous, but false, tale about chopping down the cherry tree.
  

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Review: George Washington: An American Life (Sterling Biographies)

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I think that it was difficult for me to finish reading. However this book tells us what he did in his history. Read full review

Review: George Washington: An American Life (Sterling Biographies)

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I think that it was difficult for me to finish reading. However this book tells us what he did in his history. Read full review

Contents

An American Life
A Virginia Childhood
Early Adventures
Washington the Soldier 14
The French and Indian War 22
Trouble with Taxes 28
The Coming Revolution 37
First in War 44
The Long Road to Victory 68
Private Citizen 76
First in Peace 88
An Embattled Second Term 97
Washington the Slave Owner 106
First in the Hearts of His Countrymen 112
GLOSSARY 120
B1BL1OGRAPHY 121

Victory or Death 54
Valley Forge 62

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About the author (2007)

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including "George Washington: An American Life" and "Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom". She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com.

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