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George Washington's war: the forging of a Revolutionary leader and the American presidency

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c2004.
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Based on 1,500 primary sources, Chadwick presents a fresh new biography of George Washington (1732-99), first president of the USA A gripping narrative that concentrates on Washington's spellbinding Revolutionary years Chadwick contends that George Washington became the great leader he was, not through the military campaigns of the American Revolution - there were nine major battles, and the Americans lost six of them - but through the winter months when he and his army were ensconced in Morristown, and later Valley Forge. Here he simultaneously created a military force, dealt with Congress and the emerging states, held the British at bay, and in effect, created a nation. He served the role of President of the United States during the four years of the Revolution before he was in fact elected to that office.
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subject_facet Command of troops -- History -- 18th century, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns, United States. -- Continental Army -- History, Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Military leadership
title_display George Washington's war : the forging of a Revolutionary leader and the American presidency
title_full George Washington's war : the forging of a Revolutionary leader and the American presidency / Bruce Chadwick
title_short George Washington's war :
title_sub the forging of a Revolutionary leader and the American presidency
topic_facet Campaigns, Command of troops, Generals, History, Military leadership, Presidents, Washington, George