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The Resource George Washington's America : a biography through his maps, Barnet Schecter

George Washington's America : a biography through his maps, Barnet Schecter

Label
George Washington's America : a biography through his maps
Title
George Washington's America
Title remainder
a biography through his maps
Statement of responsibility
Barnet Schecter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a unique biography of George Washington inspired by the maps he used throughout his life--offering new insight into the historic events of his era. From his teens until his death, the maps George Washington drew and purchased were always central to his work as a surveyor, military leader, private citizen, and statesman. After his death, many of the most important maps he had acquired were bound into an atlas. The atlas remained in his family for almost a century before it was sold and eventually ended up at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library. Inspired by these remarkable maps, historian Barnet Schecter has crafted a unique portrait of our first Founding Father, placing the reader at the scenes of his early career as a surveyor, his dramatic exploits in the French and Indian War (his altercation with the French is credited as the war's spark), his struggles throughout the American Revolution as he outmaneuvered the far more powerful British army, his diplomacy as president, and his shaping of the new republic. Beautifully illustrated in color, with twenty-four of the full atlas maps, dozens more detail views from those maps, and numerous additional maps (some drawn by Washington himself), portraits, and other image--and produced in an elegant large format--George Washington's America allows readers to visualize history through Washington's eyes, and sheds fresh light on the man and his times. -- Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schecter, Barnet
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.S298 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Generals
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
George Washington's America : a biography through his maps, Barnet Schecter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-293) and index
Contents
Virginia, Barbados, and the Ohio country -- From the Monongahela to Massachusetts -- The siege of Boston -- The American invasion of Canada -- From the Hudson to Philadelphia and back -- The war in the South -- After the Revolution: uniting an expanding nation -- Danger on the frontiers, upheaval in Europe -- Gains in the Northwest and Southwest, trouble with France -- Back to the land, dividing Mount Vernon
Dimensions
34 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9780802717481
Lccn
2010001883
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn501404239
  • (OCoLC)501404239
  • 1706738
Label
George Washington's America : a biography through his maps, Barnet Schecter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-293) and index
Contents
Virginia, Barbados, and the Ohio country -- From the Monongahela to Massachusetts -- The siege of Boston -- The American invasion of Canada -- From the Hudson to Philadelphia and back -- The war in the South -- After the Revolution: uniting an expanding nation -- Danger on the frontiers, upheaval in Europe -- Gains in the Northwest and Southwest, trouble with France -- Back to the land, dividing Mount Vernon
Dimensions
34 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9780802717481
Lccn
2010001883
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn501404239
  • (OCoLC)501404239
  • 1706738

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