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

作者: Harlow G Unger
出版商: Boston : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
版本/格式:   打印圖書 : 傳記 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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"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  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Biographies
History
提及的人: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
資料類型: 傳記
文件類型 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9780306819612 0306819619 0306823535 9780306823534
OCLC系統控制編碼: 849740945
描述: xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
内容: 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.
責任: Harlow Giles Unger.

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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  再讀一些...
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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 再讀一些...

 
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