George Washington's War: The Forging of a Revolutionary Leader and the American Presidency

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Feb 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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The American Revolution was won not on the battlefields, but in the mind of George Washington. A compulsively readable narrative and extensive history, George Washington's War illuminates how during the war's winter months the young general created a new model of leadership that became the model for the American presidency.
 

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This lengthy book is a fascinatng look at how Washington responded to the crises that were manifested during the winter encampments of the Revolutionary War. Chadwick shares the details of the lack of ... Read full review

George Washington's War: The Forging of a Man, a Presidency and a Nation

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In this conversational chronicle, Chadwick (history, Rutgers Univ.; The Two American Presidents) argues that the greatest threat to Gen. George Washington's army was not the British but the ... Read full review

Contents

Table of Contents
Christmas 1776
1
The Squire of Mount Vernon
37
The Army Will Die
71
The Patriot King
101
Rebuilding the Army
137
The Armys War Machine
171
Valley Forge
193
A Hero Turned Traitor
367
The Great Slavery Debate
403
Coup dEtat
433
Cincinnatus
447
I Do Solemnly Swear
463
Acknowledgments
501
Bibliography
503
Notes
513

The Angel of Death
231
The Fall From Grace
253
A New American Army
279
Starving to Death
305
A War of Attrition and Ungrateful Hearts
335
Index
563
About the Author
570
Back Cover
587
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Bruce Chadwick, Ph.D., lectures in American history at Rutgers University while also teaching writing at New Jersey City University. He is a former journalist and the author of four other historical books: Brother against Brother: The Lost Civil War Diaries of Lt. Edmund Halsey, Two American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis 1861-1865, Traveling the Underground Railroad and The Reel Civil War: Mythmaking in American Film. He lives in New Jersey.

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