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The Resource The return of George Washington : 1783-1789, Edward J. Larson

The return of George Washington : 1783-1789, Edward J. Larson

Label
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789
Title
The return of George Washington
Title remainder
1783-1789
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important--yet almost always overlooked--chapter of George Washington's life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington shocked the world: he retired. In December 1783, General Washington, the most powerful man in the country, stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life at Mount Vernon. Yet as Washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered. Under the Articles of Confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy. The states bickered and grew apart. When a Constitutional Convention was established to address these problems, its chances of success were slim. Jefferson, Madison, and the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states: George Washington. Reluctant, but duty-bound, Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the Convention. Although Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this masterful new history from Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward J. Larson brilliantly uncovers Washington's vital role in shaping the Convention--and shows how it was only with Washington's support and his willingness to serve as president that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country"--From publisher's website
Summary
Documents Washington's lesser-known decision to come out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and become America's first president, discussing his vital role in addressing key financial and policy challenges
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10358446
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
921
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.29
LC item number
.L37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
1783-1789
Label
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789, Edward J. Larson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20271781
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062248671
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013497765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn895387849
  • (OCoLC)895387849
Label
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789, Edward J. Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20271781
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062248671
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013497765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn895387849
  • (OCoLC)895387849

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