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    Washington : a life / Ron Chernow.
    by Chernow, Ron.
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    New York : Penguin Press, 2010. 2010.
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  • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
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  • United States -- History -- 1783-1815.
  • ISBN: 
    9781594202667
    1594202664
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    Description: 
    xxi, 904 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    Prelude: the portrait artist -- PART ONE: The frontiersman. A short-lived family -- Fortune's favorite -- Wilderness mission -- Bloodbath -- Shades of death -- The soul of an army -- A votary to love -- Darling of a grateful country -- PART TWO: The planter. The man of mode -- A certain species of property -- The prodigy -- Providence -- A world of his own -- The Asiatic prince -- A shock of electricity -- PART THREE: The general. The glorious game -- Magnificent bluff -- Land of freedom -- The heights -- All London afloat -- Disaster -- An indecisive mind -- The crossing -- The busy scenes of a camp -- Darkness visible -- Rapping a demigod over the knuckles -- A dreary kind of place -- The long retreat -- Pests of society -- The storm thickens -- The traitor -- Mutiny -- Plundering scoundrels -- The world turned upside down -- Man of moderation -- Closing the drama with applause -- Cincinnatus -- PART FOUR: The statesman. American celebrity -- Gentleman farmer -- Devil's bargain -- The ruins of the past -- A masterly hand -- A house on fire -- Rising sun -- Mounting the seat -- PART FIVE: The president. The place of execution -- Acting the presidency -- The cares of office -- Rays of genius -- The traveling presidency -- The state of the president -- Capital matters -- Southern exposure -- Running into extremes -- A tissue of machinations -- Citizen Genet -- Bring out your dead -- Hercules in the field -- Crowns and coronets -- Mad dog -- The colossus of the people -- The master of farewells -- Exiting the stage -- PART SIX:The legend. Samson and Solomon -- A mind on the stretch -- Freedom -- Homecoming.
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    Award: 
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2011.
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