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The Young Man Washington

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ISBN 9780674429475

Publication Date: 01/01/1932

43 pages

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In this address delivered at Harvard in 1932, Samuel Eliot Morison gives a picture of George Washington far different from the precocious child or the serious patriarch familiar from tradition, and quite unlike the man represented by recent debunkers. He shows a young man impatient and passionate, eager for glory in war, wealth in land, and success in love. He traces the processes by which the unbalanced youngster acquired self-mastery, the various disciplines which moulded his character coming not from parents, masters, or superiors, and in no way from institutions, but from his surroundings and especially from his own will. We acquire from this address a new Washington, who at the end of his youth, as throughout his later life, inspired the full confidence of his fellow-men.

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