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George Washington
Washington Irving
0306805936
Sept 1994
Paperback
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George Washington
Lenny Hort
075660835X
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read. Modern scholarship and a variety of narrative approaches give today's reader a chance to explore the extraordinary worlds of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This new way of looking at...


His Excellency: George Washington
Joseph J. J. Ellis
1400040310
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
As commander of the Continental army, George Washington united the American colonies, defeated the British army, and became the world's most famous man. But how much do Americans really know about their first president? Today, as Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph J. Ellis says in this crackling biography, Americans see their first president on dollar bills, quarters, and Mount Rushmore, but only as "an icon--distant, cold, intimidating." In truth, Washington was a deeply emotional man, but one who prized and practiced self-control (an attribute reinforced during his years on the battlefield).

Washington first gained recognition as a 21-year-old emissary for the governor of Virginia, braving savage conditions to confront encroaching French forces. As the de facto leader of the American Revolution, he not only won the...



George Washington
James Cross Giblin
0590481010
Jan 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Giblin's ( Chimney Sweeps: Yesterday and Today ; The Truth About Santa Claus ) simplified yet well-rounded portrait of Washington offers considerable insight into the private man. During his early years on a Virginia farm, Washington was devoted to his half-brother, Lawrence, who went on to own Mount Vernon. After Lawrence's death, Washington married Martha Custis and farmed the Mount Vernon land until he was appointed Commander in Chiefstet of the country's armed forces. Giblin describes Washington's triumphs and hardships during the Revolutionary War, and the many crucial decisions made during his two terms as the country's first President. The appealingly informal text is laced with engaging details: Washington had a hard time with spelling as a child; he refused to accept pay for his military services; and...


His Excellency: George Washington
Joseph J. Ellis
1400032539
November 2005
Paperback
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Review
" [Ellis has done it again. This is an important and challenging work: beautifully written, lively, serious and engaging.” –The Boston Globe

“Absorbing. . . . An incisive portrait [that] eloquently conveys the magnitude of Washington’s accomplishments.” –The New York Times


“Absolutely fascinating. . . . Underscores how extraordinary Washington’s accomplishments really were.” –The Christian Science Monitor

“Lively and engaging. . . . An accessible portrait. . . . Ellis writes simply but eloquently. His prose is lucid, graceful and witty, his book is hard to put down. . . . Should be required reading.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

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George Washington
James Cross Giblin
0613078470
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Giblin's ( Chimney Sweeps: Yesterday and Today ; The Truth About Santa Claus ) simplified yet well-rounded portrait of Washington offers considerable insight into the private man. During his early years on a Virginia farm, Washington was devoted to his half-brother, Lawrence, who went on to own Mount Vernon. After Lawrence's death, Washington married Martha Custis and farmed the Mount Vernon land until he was appointed Commander in Chiefstet of the country's armed forces. Giblin describes Washington's triumphs and hardships during the Revolutionary War, and the many crucial decisions made during his two terms as the country's first President. The appealingly informal text is laced with engaging details: Washington had a hard time with spelling as a child; he refused to accept pay for his military services; and...


George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
George Washington
155709103X
August 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here are the 110 rules which George Washington copied into his early notebooks and lived by all his life--from such rules as "Spit not in the fire" to "Sleep not when others speak."


George Washington
John R. Alde
0786100346
Dec 1993
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Library Journal
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 interesting in his portrayal" (LJ 5/1/84). This remains "essential for public and college libraries."Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


George Washington
John Richard Alden
0807121266
Oct 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
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 interesting in his portrayal" (LJ 5/1/84). This remains "essential for public and college libraries."Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
Noam Chomsky
0805079122
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Forget Iraq and Sudan--America is the foremost failed state, argues the latest polemic from America's most controversial Left intellectual. Chomsky (Imperial Ambitions) contends the U.S. government wallows in lawless military aggression (the Iraq war is merely the latest example); ignores public opinion on everything from global warming to social spending and foreign policy; and jeopardizes domestic security by under-funding homeland defense in favor of tax cuts for the rich and by provoking hatred and instability abroad that may lead to terrorist blowback or nuclear conflict. Ranging haphazardly from the Seminole War forward, Chomsky's jeremiad views American interventionism as a pageant of imperialist power-plays motivated by crass business interests. Disdaining euphemisms, he denounces...


George Washington
David A. Adler
0823418383
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10–This comprehensive look at America's premier founding father literally spans his lifetime and attempts to focus (with the small amount of data available) on how Washington's early character formation impacted his decisions as a military officer and later as president. The book possesses a definite sense of flow with good-sized text and relevant black-and-white reproductions on every page. The illustrations are largely engravings from the late 19th century. Maps and genealogical charts are clear and helpful. The writing style is accessible without ever falling prey to oversimplification and even high-schoolers (particularly reluctant readers or ESL students) would find this volume useful for reports. The author does fictionalize Washington's "thoughts" or dialogue, but even this...


Story of George Washington Carver (Scholastic Biography)
Eva Moore
0590426605
February 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Born into slavery, George Washington Carver became one of the mostprestigious scientists of his time. This biography follows Dr. Carver's lifefrom childhood to his days as a teacher and discoverer.


When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots
Lynne V. Cheney
0689870434
October 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4–Cheney chronicles the general's courageous leadership in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, including his famed crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas 1776. The story is clearly told, although the organization falls apart slightly in the second half. Primary quotes decorate each page, adding visual interest but occasionally disrupting the flow of the narrative. Done in oil paints on canvas, the large, dramatic illustrations create a sweeping feel that captures the mood of the text. While the picture-book format necessitates some simplification of the events, the account is accurate and interesting. A source page cites only the quotes used, and not the information presented, and the book's preface includes the recommendation that grandparents share this book with their grandchildren at...


Scholastic First Biographies
Kimberly Weinberger
0439374847
Nov 2003
(Paperback) - Spanish
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His Excellency: George Washington (Unabridged CD)
Joseph J. Ellis
1402544766
October 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
As commander of the Continental army, George Washington united the American colonies, defeated the British army, and became the world's most famous man. But how much do Americans really know about their first president? Today, as Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph J. Ellis says in this crackling biography, Americans see their first president on dollar bills, quarters, and Mount Rushmore, but only as "an icon--distant, cold, intimidating." In truth, Washington was a deeply emotional man, but one who prized and practiced self-control (an attribute reinforced during his years on the battlefield).

Washington first gained recognition as a 21-year-old emissary for the governor of Virginia, braving savage conditions to confront encroaching French forces. As the de facto leader of the American Revolution, he not only won the...



The American Presidents
David C. Whitney
0762103469
Jan 2001
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
In this fascinating book of presidential profiles, you will meet the 42 men who have shaped the Presidency-and the course of our country. From George Washington to George W. Bush, here are the stories of their trials and triumphs, their ambitions and achievements.

Book Info
The perennial best-seller completely up to date, including a profile of President George W. Bush, and an in-depth discussion of the unique 2000 election.


DK Readers: George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President (Level 3: Reading Alone)
Justine Korman
0789473771
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK's commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In George Washington, the young reader will learn about our first president's childhood, his life as a farmer, statesman, general, and his days as president. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The...


George Washington and the General's Dog (Step Into Reading: Step 3 Reading on Your Own)
Frank Murphy
0375810153
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first president.

Card catalog description
Recounts events in the life of George Washington which focus on his fondness for animals.

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