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The Resource General George Washington : a military life, Edward G. Lengel

General George Washington : a military life, Edward G. Lengel

Label
General George Washington : a military life
Title
General George Washington
Title remainder
a military life
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Lengel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a revealing work of historical biography, Edward Lengel has written the definitive account of George Washington the soldier. Based largely on Washington's personal papers, this engrossing book paints a vivid, factual portrait of a man to whom lore and legend so tenaciously cling. To Lengel, Washington was the imperfect commander. Washington possessed no great tactical ingenuity, and his acknowledged brilliance in retreat only demonstrates the role luck plays in the fortunes of all great men. He was not a professional, but a citizen soldier, who, at a time when warfare demanded that armies maneuver efficiently in precise formation, had little practical training handling men in combat. Yet despite his flaws, Washington was a remarkable figure, a true man of the moment. America could never have won freedom without him. At once informative and engaging General George Washington is a book that reintroduces readers to a figure many think they already know
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lengel, Edward G
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.25
LC item number
.L46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
General George Washington : a military life, Edward G. Lengel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- Biographies -- Chronology -- 1: Young frontiersman: May 1741-February 1753 -- 2: Ohio: October 1753-January 1754 -- 3: Fort Necessity: January-October 1754 -- 4: Braddock: January-July 1755 -- 5: Virginia regiment: July 1755-January 1759 -- 6: Call to arms: 1759-1775 -- 7: Boston: June 1755-March 1776 -- 8: New York: March-August 1776 -- 9: Retreat: September-December 1776 -- 10: Redemption: Trenton; December, 1776 -- 11: Princeton: December 1776-January 1777 -- 12: Philadelphia: December 1776-September 1777 -- 13: Germantown: September-October 1777 -- 14: Valley Forge: December 1777-May 1778 -- 15: Monmouth: May-June 1778 -- 16: Dark before the dawn: 1778-1781 -- 17: Victory: September 1780-December 1783 -- 18: Old soldier: 1784-1799 -- 19: First in war? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
60523007
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlii, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400060818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005298880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60523007
Label
General George Washington : a military life, Edward G. Lengel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- Biographies -- Chronology -- 1: Young frontiersman: May 1741-February 1753 -- 2: Ohio: October 1753-January 1754 -- 3: Fort Necessity: January-October 1754 -- 4: Braddock: January-July 1755 -- 5: Virginia regiment: July 1755-January 1759 -- 6: Call to arms: 1759-1775 -- 7: Boston: June 1755-March 1776 -- 8: New York: March-August 1776 -- 9: Retreat: September-December 1776 -- 10: Redemption: Trenton; December, 1776 -- 11: Princeton: December 1776-January 1777 -- 12: Philadelphia: December 1776-September 1777 -- 13: Germantown: September-October 1777 -- 14: Valley Forge: December 1777-May 1778 -- 15: Monmouth: May-June 1778 -- 16: Dark before the dawn: 1778-1781 -- 17: Victory: September 1780-December 1783 -- 18: Old soldier: 1784-1799 -- 19: First in war? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
60523007
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlii, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400060818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005298880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60523007

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