The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789

The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789 ድ ಮ The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789 download ጧ Kindle By Edward J Larson ፥ Illuminating Profound, even affectionate, scholarship infuses every graceful sentence Kirkus Reviews starred review Larsons compulsively readable history shines new light on a little discussed period of Washingtons life, illustrating his role as the indispensable American Publishers Weekly A fascinating account This is an important book, elegantly written, which adds greatly to our understanding of the way in which one mans personality and popularity helped create a strong new country out of the fragments of the old colonial system Lawrence M Friedman, Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University and author of A History of American Law A fresh and elegant portrait of the hero we thought we knew, but didnt, quite An indispensable book about Americas indispensable man Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University, and author of America s Constitution A Biography One of the best illustrations of the ability of individuals to change the course of history Andrew O Shaughnessy, Professor of History, University of Virginia Ed Larson with his signature wit and light touch delivers a living, breathing man, who is revealed to be a true visionary leader, but who also possesses the political savvy and ability to get things done An important addition to the literature on the founding of the United States Douglas Bradburn, PhD, Founding Director, The Fred W Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon Highly readable Clears away the naive myths that have so long obscured Washingtons ideas and role during the 1780s Kenneth R Bowling, Co editor of Documentary History of the First Federal Congress and Adjunct Professor of History, George Washington University Larson is a skilled storyteller combining scholarly research with a flair for relating historical events and personages to general readers Recommended for those who enjoyed Ron Chernows Washington A Life as well as biography hounds and history buffs Library Journal Fine and engrossing Larson engagingly argues that the stretch between 1783 and 1789 was as important to Washington and to America as all that preceded and followed it A splendid account Wall Street Journal Utterly fascinating Very readable and highly recommended Journal of the American RevolutionNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERAn elegantly written account of leadership at the most pivotal moment in American history Philadelphia Inquirer Pulitzer Prize winning historian Edward J Larson reveals how George Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president.After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington shocked the world he retired In December 1783, General Washington, the most powerful man in the country, stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life at Mount Vernon Yet as Washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered Under the Articles of Confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy The states bickered and grew apart When a Constitutional Convention was established to address these problems, its chances of success were slim Jefferson, Madison, and the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states George Washington Reluctant, but duty bound, Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the Convention.Although Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this masterful new history from Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J Larson brilliantly uncovers Washingtons vital role in shaping the Conventionand shows how it was only with Washingtons support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country. 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    • 4.1
    • 325
    • Format Kindle
    • Edward J Larson
    • Anglais
    • 14 October 2016
    • 378 pages