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Perhaps no other person could ever achieve the preeminent position in American history and culture occupied by George Washington. Born in 1732, Washington’s life–long commitment to self-improvement and discipline helped him become a legend in his own lifetime. Whether as a statesman, military man, or America’s first president, Washington created a legacy that has scarcely diminished in over two centuries. Yet the passage of time and the superlatives reserved for Washington have knit together and made it difficult to find the real man. Historian and editor John P. Kaminski has amassed an extraordinary body of quotations by and about George Washington that brings us closer to the essence of this great leader. This collection paints an intricate picture of the man eulogized by Henry Knox as: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Author: John P. Kaminski
Street Date: March 2, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-9659
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