THE JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
Cover: The Life of Washington, from Harvard University PressCover: The Life of Washington in PAPERBACK

The Life of Washington

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674532519

Publication Date: 01/01/1962

Short

264 pages

5-1/2 x 8 inches

4 halftones

Belknap Press

The John Harvard Library

World

  • Introduction by Marcus Cunliffe
  • Note on the Text
  • 1. Introductory
  • 2. Birth and Education
  • 3. George’s Father Dies—His Education Continued by his Mother—His Behaviour under Schoolmaster Williams
  • 4. George Leaves School—Is Appointed a Private Surveyor to Lord Fairfax, of the Northern Neck—Wishes to Enter on Board of a British Man of War—Providentially Prevented by His Mother—The First Lightnings of His Soul to War
  • 5. French Encroachments on the Ohio—Washington Volunteers His Services to Governor Dinwiddie—His Hazardous Embassy to the French and Indians—Miraculous Escapes—Account of His Journals—Anecdote of His Modesty
  • 6. The French and Indian War Begins—Washington Goes Forth to Meet the Dangers of His Country—Aims a Blow at Fort Du Quesne—Fails—Gallant Defence of Fort Necessity—Retires from the Service in Disgust—Pressed into It Again by General Braddock—Defeat and Death of Braddock, and Dreadful Slaughter of His Army
  • 7. Fateful Effects of Braddock’s Defeat—Washington Wishes to Carry the War into Indian Country—Government Refuses—Defensive War Preferred—The Frontiers Desolated
  • 8. Washington’s Mother Has a Very Curious Dream—It Points to Great Coming Troubles—A Cloud Rising in England—The Causes of the Revolutionary War
  • 9. Battle of Bunker’s Hill—Of Sullivan’s Island—Declaration of Independence—Defeat of the Americans on Long Island—Howe Looks Big—Times Squally
  • 10. Lord North Coming to His Senses, Sends Commissioners to America—Clinton Evacuates Philadelphia—Washington Pursues Him—Battle of Monmouth—Arnold’s Apostacy—André Apprehended—Executed—His Character
  • 11. Washington Again on His Farm—Sketch of His Conduct There—Suggests the Importance of Inland Navigation—Companies Forming—Urges a Reform of the Old Constitution—Appointed President of the United States—Great Difficulties to Encounter—Gloriously Surmounts Them
  • 12. The Death of Washington
  • 13. Character of Washington
  • 14. Washington’s Character Continued—His Benevolence
  • 15. Washington’s Character Continued—His Industry
  • 16. Washington’s Character Continued—His Patriotism
  • Conclusion—Washington’s Will

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane