Who was George Washington

  • Filename: who-was-george-washington.
  • ISBN: 0448448920
  • Release Date: 2009-01
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Roberta Edwards
  • Publisher: Penguin

With more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the father of our country, George Washington's fascinating story comes to life--revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill. Original.


  • Filename: washington.
  • ISBN: 9780143119968
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 904
  • Author: Ron Chernow
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

A comprehensive account of the life of George Washington negates the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man and instead reveals a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods who fiercely guarded his private life.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9781596050075
  • Release Date: 2004-06-25
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Woodrow Wilson
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

"George Washington" is an intriguing biography of America's first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson takes us on a journey from a look at Washington's times to his Virginia breeding to his life in colonial America. Wilson looks at how these factors shaped the man who would lead the nation in its fight for independence and into its first years as a new nation. This is an insightful look into our nation's early history by a man who would play a key part in it more than one hundred years later.

A Birthday Cake for George Washington

  • Filename: a-birthday-cake-for-george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9780545777254
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Ramin Ganeshram
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Everyone is buzzing about the president's birthday! Especially George Washington's servants, who scurry around the kitchen preparing to make this the best celebration ever. Oh, how George Washington loves his cake! And, oh, how he depends on Hercules, his head chef, to make it for him. Hercules, a slave, takes great pride in baking the president's cake. But this year there is one problem--they are out of sugar. This story, told in the voice of Delia, Hercules's young daughter, is based on real events, and underscores the loving exchange between a very determined father and his eager daughter, who are faced with an unspoken, bittersweet reality. No matter how delicious the president's cake turns out to be, Delia and Papa will not taste the sweetness of freedom. New York Times food writer Ramin Ganeshram and acclaimed illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton serve up a slice of history in a picture book narrative that will surely satisfy.

George Washington Carver

  • Filename: george-washington-carver.
  • ISBN: 0195032055
  • Release Date: 1982-06-16
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Linda O. McMurry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

How did George Washington Carver, whose concrete accomplishments on paper did not amount to much more that "doing something" with peanuts, sweet potatoes, homemade paint and recipes, come to be known as a great man who made brilliant inventions? How was it that his more significant contributions were lost in the myth-making that surrounded him? The author addresses these questions and others as she joins biography with a sensitive exploration of Carver as a symbol of black ability and achievement and the rewards of tolerance, and demonstrates his immense impact at a difficult point in the history of American race relations. -- Back Cover.

His Excellency

  • Filename: his-excellency.
  • ISBN: 9781400032532
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA

Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9781576070826
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 437
  • Author: Frank E. Grizzard
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A biographical encyclopedia contains alphabetical entries covering Washington's military and political career, personal and family life, landownings, slaveholdings, business dealings, and correspondence.

George Washington and Slavery

  • Filename: george-washington-and-slavery.
  • ISBN: 0826211356
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Fritz Hirschfeld
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press

"I never mean (unless some particular circumstance should compel me to it) to possess another slave by purchase; it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this country may be abolished by slow, sure and imperceptible degrees."—George Washington, September 9, 1786 No history of racism in America can be considered complete without taking into account the role that George Washington—the principal founding father—played in helping to mold the racist cast of the new nation. Because General Washington—the universally acknowledged hero of the Revolutionary War—in the postwar period uniquely combined the moral authority, personal prestige, and political power to influence significantly the course and the outcome of the slavery debate, his opinions on the subject of slaves and slavery are of crucial importance to understanding how racism succeeded in becoming an integral and official part of the national fabric during its formative stages. The successful end of the War for Independence in 1783 brought George Washington face-to-face with a fundamental dilemma: how to reconcile the proclaimed ideals of the revolution with the established institution of slavery. So long as black human beings in America could legally be considered the chattel property of whites, the rhetoric of equality and individual freedom was hollow. Progressive voices urged immediate emancipation as the only way to resolve the contradiction; the Southern slave owners, of course, stood firm for the status quo. Washington was caught squarely in the middle. As a Virginia plantation proprietor and a lifelong slaveholder, Washington had a substantial private stake in the economic slave system of the South. However, in his role as the acknowledged political leader of the country, his overriding concern was the preservation of the Union. If Washington publicly supported emancipation, he would almost certainly have to set an example and take steps to dispose of his Mount Vernon slaves. If he spoke out on the side of slavery, how could he legitimately and conscientiously expect to uphold and defend the humanistic goals and moral imperatives of the new nation as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? His was a balancing act that became more and more difficult to sustain with the passing years. Relying primarily on Washington's own words—his correspondence, diaries, and other written records—supplemented by letters, comments, and eyewitness reports of family members, friends, employees, aides, correspondents, colleagues, and visitors to Mount Vernon, together with contemporary newspaper clippings and official documents pertaining to Washington's relationships with African Americans, Fritz Hirschfeld traces Washington's transition from a conventional slaveholder to a lukewarm abolitionist. George Washington and Slavery will be an essential addition to the historiography of eighteenth-century America and of Washington himself.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 0756502047
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Michael Burgan
  • Publisher: Capstone

A biography of George Washington from his boyhood in Virginia, through his work as a land surveyor, planter, soldier, and as the president who set a high standard for all who would follow.

George Washington The Crossing

  • Filename: george-washington-the-crossing.
  • ISBN: 9781476731940
  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Jack E. Levin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The #1 New York Times bestselling book for many weeks, Jack Levin presents a beautifully designed account of George Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware River and the decisive Battle of Trenton, with a foreword by his son, #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin. With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, Jack E. Levin illuminates a profound turning point of the American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing troops in a fleet of small wooden boats across the ice-encased Delaware River. While one iconic nineteenth-century painting made the crossing a familiar image, the significance of the against-all-odds victory put into motion on Christmas night, 1776, cannot be told enough. Jack Levin brings to light several vital perspectives, and draws his text from General Washington’s letter to the Continental Congress to describe the amazing account of the unlikely defeat of the Hessian army at Trenton. As a father, Jack Levin inspired his sons—including Mark Levin, and Douglas, and Robert—with his love for America. Around the family table, he would share the facts and events of the nation’s founding, spark lively debates, and pass along his extensive knowledge and his deep and abiding patriotism. Featuring Revolution-era artwork, portraiture, and maps, George Washington: The Crossing imparts the same vivid, intimate telling, that of a father to his sons—the kind of history lesson that lives in the heart forever.

General George Washington

  • Filename: general-george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9780812969504
  • Release Date: 2007-01
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Edward G. Lengel
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated

A definitive military portrait of America's first president traces Washington's wartime experiences from the 1750s to the 1790s, assessing the characteristics, successes, and failures of George Washington as a military strategist, tactician, administrator, and leader of men and explaining how he unified and shaped the military forces that won the American Revolution. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9781432964634
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Casey Rand
  • Publisher: Capstone Classroom

Chronicles the life and career of the first president, including his youth and his time as a Revolutionary War general.

George Washington

  • Filename: george-washington.
  • ISBN: 0736801103
  • Release Date: 1998-09-01
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Author: Lola M. Schaefer
  • Publisher: Capstone

"A simple look at the life of George Washington, the man who led the patriot troops in the Revolutionary War and later became the first president of the United States."

George Washington Carver

  • Filename: george-washington-carver.
  • ISBN: 9780313347962
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Gary R. Kremer
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Chronicles the life of George Washington Carver, from his birth into slavery to his education, his legendary research in biology and agriculture, and his career at the Tuskegee Institution in Alabama.

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