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Book:Lincoln's spies : their secret war to save a nation :2019:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Book
Author: Waller, Douglas C
Year: 2019
Language: English
Call Number E608 .W36 2019
Media class: Book
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Resource type: Physical
"From the tense days before Abraham Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox four years later, Waller delivers a fast-paced narrative of the heroes--and scoundrels--who informed Lincoln's generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks...Behind these secret operatives was a president, one of our greatest, who was an avid consumer of intelligence and a ruthless aficionado of clandestine warfare, willing to take chances to win the war. Lincoln's Spies, as Waller vividly depicts in his excellent new book, set the template for the dark arts the CIA would practice in the future"--Publisher description.
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1175839
Book:Valley Forge:2018:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Book
Author: Drury, Bob
Year: 2018
Language: English
Call Number E234 .D78 2018
Media class: Book
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Resource type: Physical
"December 1777. It is 18 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and some 12,000 members of America's beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force is reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of King George III's army, and are barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief ... George Washington is at the lowest ebb of his military career. The Continental Congress is in exile and the American Revolution appears to be lost. Yet a spark remains. Determined to keep the rebel cause alive through sheer force of will, Washington transforms the farmland plateau hard by the Schuylkill River into a virtual cabin city. Together with a dedicated coterie of advisers both foreign and domestic -- Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, ... Alexander Hamilton, and John Laurens -- he sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Against all odds, as the frigid and miserable months pass, they manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force that will change the world forever. [This book] is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred, despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation, and the elements. Here is Steuben, throwing himself into the dedicated drilling sessions he imported from Prussian battlefields. Here is Hamilton, proffering the shrewd advice that wards off his beloved commander in chief's scheming political rivals. Here is Laurens, determined to integrate the Continental Army with freed black men and slaves. Here is Lafayette, thirsting for battlefield accolades while tenaciously lobbying his own king for crucial French aid. At the center of it all is George Washington, in the prime of his life yet confronting crushing failure as he fends off political conspiracies every bit as pernicious as his incessant military
challenges. The Virginia planter-turned-general is viewed by many as unqualified to lead the Continental Army after the humiliating loss of Philadelphia, and his detractors in and out of Congress plot to replace him. The Valley Forge winter is his -- and the revolution's -- last chance at redemption. After six months in the camp, Washington fulfills his destiny, leading the Continental Army to a stunning victory in the Battle of Monmouth Court House. The momentum is never again with the Redcoats. Valley Forge is the riveting true story of a nascent United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation, Drury and Clavin provide the definitive account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence." -- Dust jacket.
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1175806
Book:The life of George Washington : commander in chief of the American forces during the war which established the independence of his country, and first President of the United States. Compiled under the inspection of the Hon. Bushrod Washington from original papers ... to which is prefixed, an introduction containing a compendious view of the colonies planted by the English on the continent of North America :1804 Book
Author: Marshall, John 1755-1835.
Year: 1804
Language: English
Call Number E312 .M37 1804b
Media class: Book
Publisher: Printed for Richard Phillips
Resource type: Physical
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1175026
Book:The Indian world of George Washington : the first President, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation :2018 Book
Author: Calloway, Colin G 1953-
Year: 2018
Language: English
Call Number E312.17 .C17 2018
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
"George Washington's place in the foundations of the Republic remains unrivaled. His life story--from his beginnings as a surveyor and farmer, to colonial soldier in the Virginia Regiment, leader of the Patriot cause, commander of the Continental Army, and finally first president of the United States--reflects the narrative of the nation he guided into existence. There is, rightfully, no more chronicled figure. Yet American history has largely forgotten what Washington himself knew clearly: that the new Republic's fate depended less on grand rhetoric of independence and self-governance and more on land--Indian land...reveals in full the relationship between Washington and the Native leaders he dealt with intimately across the decades: Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Guyasuta, Attakullakulla, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Cornplanter, Red Jacket, and Little Turtle, among many others. Using the prism of Washington's life to bring focus to these figures and the tribes they represented--the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware--Calloway reveals how central their role truly was in Washington's, and therefore the nation's, foundational narrative"--Publisher description
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949650
Book:Valley Forge : pinnacle of courage :1992 Book
Author: Jackson, John W
Year: 1992
Language: English
Call Number E234 .J24 1992
Media class: Book
Publisher: Thomas Publications
Resource type: Physical
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951977
Micro-film:George Washington microfilm collection:1971 Micro-film
Author: Washington, George 1732-1799.
Year: 1971
Language: English
Call Number E312 .A25 1971
Media class: Micro-film
Resource type: Physical
The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and documents by or relating to George Washington from the following manuscript collections: Burr Family papers, Church Family papers, Dwight Family papers, Obadiah Johnson papers, Bernhard Knollenbery collection, Leffingwell Family papers, Nathaniel Pendleton Family papers, Nathaniel and Thomas Shaw papers, Colonel John Trumbull papers, Washington Family papers, Samuel Blachley Webb papers, Wetmore Family papers, William Williams Family papers, and Woolsey Family papers.
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948880
Book:Washington's life and military career:1902 Book
Year: 1902
Language: English
Call Number E312 .W37 1902
Media class: Book
Publisher: Thompson & Thomas
Resource type: Physical
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949586
Book:A calendar of Washington manuscripts in the Library of Congress:1901 Book
Author: Library of Congress. Manuscript Division.
Year: 1901
Language: English
Call Number Z6616.W3 U5
Media class: Book
Publisher: GPO
Resource type: Physical
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952426
Book:Washington, or, The revolution : a drama founded upon the historic events of the war for American Independence :1895 Book
Author: Allen, Ethan 1832-1911.
Year: 1895
Language: English
Call Number E295 .A44
Media class: Book
Publisher: F.T. Neeley
Resource type: Physical
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953903
Book:The presidency of George Washington:1974 Book
Author: McDonald, Forrest
Year: 1974
Language: English
Call Number E311 .M12
Media class: Book
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Resource type: Physical
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