The Life of George Washington, Količina 1

Sprednja platnica
Cosimo, Inc., 1. avg. 2005 - 408 strani
Author Washington Irving believed this, his monumental biography of America's first great military hero and president, to be his finest literary achievement. Indeed, it is a masterful work, a superlative life of George Washington, and stood as a definitive text long after its 1860 publication.Volume I opens with a genealogy of the Washington family, tracing its roots back to the time of the Norman Conquest, and explores the future general's education as a boy, his service in the French and Indian conflicts, and his participation in the early rumblings of revolution in the British colonies in America.WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.
 

Mnenja - Napišite recenzijo

Na običajnih mestih nismo našli nobenih recenzij.

Vsebina

Genealogy of the Washington Family
15
CHAPTER II
26
CHAPTER IV
37
CHAPTER V
43
CHAPTER VI
53
CHAPTER VIII
64
CHAPTER IX
70
March to the Little MeadowsHumors from the OhioCorrespond
83
Cheerful Life at Mount VernonWashington and George Mason
229
Hood at BostonThe General Court Refuses to do Business under
235
CHAPTER XXXII
244
CHAPTER XXXIV
248
Meeting of the First CongressOpening CeremoniesEloquence
259
CHAPTER XXXVI
267
Infatuation in British CouncilsColonel Grant the Braggart
278
Enlisting of Troops in the EastCamp at BostonGeneral Artemas
286

CHAPTER XII
91
CHAPTER XIII
101
CHAPTER XIV
107
CHAPTER XV
117
CHAPTER XVI
125
Arrival at Port CumberlandLetters of Washington to his Family
140
Reform in the Militia LawsDiscipline of the TroopsDagwortby
153
CHAPTER XXI
166
Washington Vindicates his Conduct to Lord LoudounHis Recep
171
CHAPTER XXIII
177
Slow OperationsWashington Orders out the MilitiaMission
185
Plan of Operations for 175 Investment of Fort Niagara
194
CHAPTER XXVI
206
CHAPTER XXVII
216
CHAPTER XXVIII
223
CHAPTER XXXIX
291
CHAPTER XL
297
Battle of Bunkers Hill
305
CHAPTER XLII
313
CHAPTER XLIII
322
Questions of Military RankPopularity of PutnamArrangements
330
CHAPTER XLV
337
Dangers in the InteriorMachinations of the Johnson Family
343
CHAPTER XLVII
355
British in Boston Send out CruisersDepredations of Captain
367
Measures of General HoweDesecration of Churches Three
374
CHAPTER LI
386
Mount Vernon in DangerMrs Washington Invited to the Camp
396
Avtorske pravice

Druge izdaje - Prikaži vse

Pogosti izrazi in povedi

O avtorju (2005)

Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return to the U.S. in 1846, he began work on a five-volume biography of Washington that was published from 1855-1859. Washington Irving died in 1859 in New York.

Bibliografski podatki