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The Resource Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel

Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel

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Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory
Title
Inventing George Washington
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America's founder, in myth and memory
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Lengel
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Inventing George Washington
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Americas founder, in myth and memory
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Language
eng
Summary
This entertaining and erudite history offers a fresh look at America's first Founding Father, the creation of his legend, and what it means for our nation and ourselves. Washington's death in 1799 dealt a blow to public morale. For three decades, Americans had depended on his leadership. Now, they desperately needed to believe that Washington would continue to be there for them--thus began his immortalization. Historian Lengel shows how the late president and war hero continued to serve his nation on twolevels: the public Washington evolved into a symbol as Father of His Country, while the private man remained always just out of reach. As Lengel shows, the contrasting urges to deify Washington and to understand him as a man have produced tensions in every generation. As some exalted him, others sought to bring him down to earth, creating a series of competing mythologies that depicted Washington as every sort of human being imaginable.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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377939
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DLC
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Lengel, Edward G
Dewey number
  • 973.41092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Generals
Target audience
adult
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America's founder, in myth and memory
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Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010018257
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780061662584
Lccn
2010018257
Label
Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010018257
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780061662584
Lccn
2010018257

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