George Washington: A Biography


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George Washington a biography

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When first published, this was boldly labeled the "best single-volume biography of Washington ever written" by LJ. Alden is "judicious in his judgment, balanced in his presentation, and always ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Young Virginian
The Herald of Empire
The Beginner of a War
The Hero in Battle
The Frontier Commander
The Triumphs of the Colonel
The Colonel Sally Fairfax and Martha Custis
The Magnate of Mount Vernon
The General in a New War
Washington in Stalemate
Washington in Triumph
The Great Man
The President Under the Constitution
The President of a Nation
The President and the West
Washington and the French Revolution

The Champion of American Rights
The Commander in Chief
The General for Independence
The General in Flight
The Hero of the Delaware
The Defeated Victor
The Farewell of the President
The Farewell of the Hero
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Seite 289 - Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation ? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground ? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?
Seite 288 - Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you in your National capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
Seite 289 - ... of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course.
Seite 289 - Whatever they may be I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope that my Country will never cease to view them with indulgence...
Seite 288 - ... the palladium of your political safety and prosperity, watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety ; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned ; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
Seite 290 - The situation in which I now stand for the last time in the midst of the representatives of the people of the United States, naturally recalls the period when the administration of the present form of government commenced, and I cannot omit the occasion to congratulate you and my country on the success of the experiment, nor to repeat my fervent supplications to the Supreme...
Seite 289 - Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend.
Seite 288 - Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct: and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.

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