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George Washington
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

George Washington

Was it true that Washington was... ...cold, cautious, and obsequious—unapproachable even to his friends? ...a man of vital passion and towering dignity—admired and loved by his soldiers? ...a bumbling general forced into victory by the incompetence of his enemies? ...a brilliant military leader, adept at the new ways of guerrilla warfare? ...egocentric, with the dangerous pretensions of a Caesar? ...a humble, modest man, sacrificing his own pleasure in his devotion to public duty? What was the myth?...What was the man? Step by step, author Marcus Cunliffe traces the ancestral background, the childhood, the growth, the failures and achievements of George Washington. He shows us a real per...

The Literature of the United States
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 413

The Literature of the United States

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1984
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Nation Takes Shape: 1789-1837
  • Language: en

The Nation Takes Shape: 1789-1837

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1959
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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American Presidents and the Presidency
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 467

American Presidents and the Presidency

Traces the development of America's highest executive office, focusing on the men and issues which have influenced it and the extent of presidential power

In search of America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 444

In search of America

This wide ranging selection of essays by a renowned English scholar explores American history, literature, and culture. Many aspects and periods of American history, life, and thought are examined: military, political, biographical, comparative, and more. The text is scholarly, yet readable. The essays cover the young nation, George Washington, European attitudes toward the United States and vice versa, anti-Americanism, and American writers. This work is invaluable as supplemental reading for courses in American history, American literature, and American studies. In Search of America devotes an entire section to the early problems of the young nation in achieving intellectual and artistic, as well as political, independence. Military, biographical, and other aspects of George Washington provide thought-provoking material. The temperament and talent of American writers, including Stephen Crane, Henry Adams, and Willa Cather are considered.

The American Heritage History of the Presidency
  • Language: en

The American Heritage History of the Presidency

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1968
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Making of America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 79

The Making of America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1968
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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American Literature Since 1900
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 489

American Literature Since 1900

Essays examine trends in modern American literature and discuss O'Neill, Faulkner, minority writers, literary criticism, and the new fiction

Soldiers & Civilians
  • Language: da
  • Pages: 499

Soldiers & Civilians

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1973
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Den amerikanske militære tradition, dens udvikling med dens tilhængere og modstandere, dens indflydelse på det civile liv samt dens betydning i historien.

The Age of Expansion, 1848-1917
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336