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.

Being George Washington

  • Filename: being-george-washington.
  • ISBN: 9781451659313
  • Release Date: 2011-11-22
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Glenn Beck
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host offers a unique spin on the life and legacy of founding father George Washington. IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. His life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Spies and double-agents. And while we celebrate his great heroism and character, we discover he was also a flawed man. It’s those flaws that should give us hope for today. Understanding the very human way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons who can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.

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

  • 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.

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: 9781481407045
  • Release Date: 2014-08-12
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Augusta Stevenson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A narrative tale inspired by the first American president's childhood includes coverage of his upbringing in Fredericksburg and Mount Vernon, his devoted bond with his older brother and the events that shaped him as a future national leader. By the author of Sitting Bull. Simultaneous.

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: 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.

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 and the Revolutionary War

  • Filename: george-washington-and-the-revolutionary-war.
  • ISBN: 1403496757
  • Release Date: 2007-08
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Lisa Trumbauer
  • Publisher: Capstone Classroom

Presents the life and accomplishments of the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and first president of the United States.


  • Filename: washington.
  • ISBN: 9781846144028
  • Release Date: 2010-12-02
  • Number of pages: 904
  • Author: Ron Chernow
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the first President of the USA and the father of America. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention and his magnificent performance as America's first president. Despite the reverence his name inspires Washington remains a waxwork to many readers, seen as a laconic man of self-control, arousing more respect than affection. But in this groundbreaking work Chernow revises forever the uninspiring stereotype. He portrays Washington as a strapping, celebrated horseman, elegant dancer and tireless hunter, who guarded his emotional life with intriguing ferocity. Chernow brings to life a passionate man of fiery opinions. He also provides a portrait of his private life and his complex behaviour as a slave master. At the same time, Washington is an astute and surprising depiction of a canny operator In the world of politics, who knew how to inspire loyalty. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, he brilliantly orchestrated their actions to help realise his vision for the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency. Ron Chernow takes us on a page-turning journey through all the formative events of America's founding. This is a magisterial work from one of America's foremost writers and historians.

Slavery at the home of George Washington

  • Filename: slavery-at-the-home-of-george-washington.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105110256927
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Philip J. Schwarz
  • Publisher: Mount Vernon Ladies Assn of the

George Washington inherited his first slave at the age of eleven, and he was the only founding father to free his slaves in his will. This highly readable selection of articles focuses on Washington's changing attitudes toward the institution of slavery and his everyday relationships with the slaves who shared his Mount Vernon estate. Along with his insightful introduction, editor Philip J. Schwarz has included James C. Rees's essay "Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Changing Interpretation of Slave Life on the Mount Vernon Estate," Dennis J. Pogue's essay "Slave Lifeways at Mount Vernon: An Archaeological Perspective," and Lorena S. Walsh's essay "Slavery and Agriculture at Mount Vernon," as well as essays by Jean B. Lee, Mary V. Thompson, and Edna Greene Medford.

George Washington Carver

  • Filename: george-washington-carver.
  • ISBN: 9781595550262
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: John Perry
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

George Washington Carvergoes beyond the public image to chronicle the adventures of one of history's most inspiring and remarkable men."

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