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The Resource Revolutionary : George Washington at war, Robert L. O'Connell

Revolutionary : George Washington at war, Robert L. O'Connell

Label
Revolutionary : George Washington at war
Title
Revolutionary
Title remainder
George Washington at war
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. O'Connell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The military historian presents a reappraisal of George Washington as a young soldier of destiny whose Revolutionary War leadership came to define the American character
  • "From an acclaimed military historian, a bold reappraisal of young George Washington, an ambitious if reckless soldier destined to become the legendary general who took on the British and, through his leadership, defined the American character. How did George Washington become an American icon? Robert L. O'Connell ... introduces us to Washington before he was Washington: a young soldier champing at the bit for a commission in the British army, frustrated by his position as a minor Virginia aristocrat. Fueled by ego, Washington led a disastrous expedition in the Seven Years' War, but then the commander grew up. We witness George Washington take up politics and join Virginia's colonial governing body, the House of Burgesses, where he became ever more attuned to the injustices of life under the British Empire and the paranoid, revolutionary atmosphere of the colonies. When war seemed inevitable, he was the right man--the only man--to lead the nascent American army. We would not be here without George Washington, and O'Connell proves that Washington the general was at least as significant to the founding of the United States as Washington the president. He emerges here as cunning and manipulative, a subtle puppeteer among intimates, ad a master cajoler--but all in the cause of rectitude and moderation. Washington became the embodiment of the Revolution itself. He draped himself over the revolutionary process and tamped down its fires. As O'Connell writes, the war was decisive because Washington managed to stop a cycle of violence with the force of personality and personal restraint. In his trademark conversational, Witty style, Robert L. O'Connell has written a compelling reexamination of General Washington and his revolutionary world. He cuts through the enigma surrounding Washington to show how the general made all the difference and became a new archetype of revolutionary leader in the process. Revolutionary is a masterful character study of America's founding conflict filled with lessons about conspiracy, resistance, and leadership that resonate today."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connell, Robert L.,
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
  • 973.33/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.25
LC item number
.O36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
Revolutionary : George Washington at war, Robert L. O'Connell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gentrification of George -- Living large -- Rage militaire -- Amateur hour -- Out in the cold -- Dangerland -- The long goodbye
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780812996999
Lccn
2018013009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1035769805
  • (OCoLC)1035769805
  • 2490026
Label
Revolutionary : George Washington at war, Robert L. O'Connell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gentrification of George -- Living large -- Rage militaire -- Amateur hour -- Out in the cold -- Dangerland -- The long goodbye
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780812996999
Lccn
2018013009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1035769805
  • (OCoLC)1035769805
  • 2490026

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