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The Resource Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel

Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel

Label
Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory
Title
Inventing George Washington
Title remainder
America's founder, in myth and memory
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Lengel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This entertaining and erudite history offers a fresh look at America's first Founding Father, the creation of his legend, and what it means for our nation and ourselves. Washington's death in 1799 dealt a blow to public morale. For three decades, Americans had depended on his leadership. Now, they desperately needed to believe that Washington would continue to be there for them--thus began his immortalization. Historian Lengel shows how the late president and war hero continued to serve his nation on two levels: the public Washington evolved into a symbol as Father of His Country, while the private man remained always just out of reach. As Lengel shows, the contrasting urges to deify Washington and to understand him as a man have produced tensions in every generation. As some exalted him, others sought to bring him down to earth, creating a series of competing mythologies that depicted Washington as every sort of human being imaginable.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lengel, Edward G
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.L46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Generals
Target audience
adult
Label
Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Washington lives, dies, and is reborn -- Washington turns a profit -- Washington's loves -- Washington's visions -- Washington slept here -- Washington debunked -- The indispensable man -- The living myth
Control code
ocn612349106
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780061662584
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018257
System control number
  • (OCoLC)612349106
  • a927117
Label
Inventing George Washington : America's founder, in myth and memory, Edward G. Lengel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Washington lives, dies, and is reborn -- Washington turns a profit -- Washington's loves -- Washington's visions -- Washington slept here -- Washington debunked -- The indispensable man -- The living myth
Control code
ocn612349106
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780061662584
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018257
System control number
  • (OCoLC)612349106
  • a927117

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