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"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary. In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, "Mr. President" describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9780306819612 0306819619 0306823535 9780306823534
OCLC Number: 849740945
Description: xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A mutiny over bounties --
A coup d'état in Philadelphia--
His highness, the president --
"Do you advise and consent?" --
The shell game --
Alive with wrath --
Tar and taxes --
The French plot --
"The president was much inflamed" --
Venomous reptiles on our shores --
The madman and the Indians --
The final pillar --
Farewell from a friend --
First in the hearts of his countrymen --
Appendix : The pillars of presidential power and President Washington's precedents.
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.


In this startling, action-filled drama, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals one of the most significant yet least known chapters in American history: how George Washington converted his  Read more...
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"Publishers Weekly, " 9/16/13 "[A] fast-paced chronicle of Washington's presidency." "Washington Times," 11/13/13 "[A] thoroughly researched and delightfully written book...Adds a much-needed new Read more...

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