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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, Washington shocked the world: he retired. In December 1783, the most powerful man in the country stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life. 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, 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 new history 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 description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CGL
Dewey number
  • 973.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.29
LC item number
.L37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789, Edward J. Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I. From New York to Mount Vernon, 1782-1786: Retiring becomes him ; Reeling in the West ; To go or not to go -- Book II. To, from, and in Philadelphia, 1787: The center holds ; In his image ; "Little short of a miracle" -- Book III. From Mount Vernon to New York, 1788-1789: Ratifying Washington ; The first federal elections ; The inaugural parade -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062248671
Lccn
2014037147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn891646394
Label
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789, Edward J. Larson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I. From New York to Mount Vernon, 1782-1786: Retiring becomes him ; Reeling in the West ; To go or not to go -- Book II. To, from, and in Philadelphia, 1787: The center holds ; In his image ; "Little short of a miracle" -- Book III. From Mount Vernon to New York, 1788-1789: Ratifying Washington ; The first federal elections ; The inaugural parade -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062248671
Lccn
2014037147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn891646394

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