The Life of George Washington, Količina 2

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. avg. 2005 - 416 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 II explores the early skirmishes of the American Revolution, including the Battle of Long Island and its disastrous aftermath and the famous Christmas morning crossing of the Delaware, as well as Washington's relationship with the Marquis de Lafayette.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.
 

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CHAPTER
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Military Preparations in BostonA Secret ExpeditionIts
17
CHAPTER IV
30
CHAPTER V
37
CHAPTER VII
53
Arnold Blockades QuebecHis DifficultiesArrival of General
61
Gates Sent to Philadelphia with the Canada DispatchesPro
66
CHAPTER XI
75
Conjectures as to the Intentions of the EnemyConsequent Precau
179
CHAPTER XXIX
185
The Enemy Cross the HudsonRetreat of the Garrison from Fort
198
CHAPTER XXX
211
Washington Clotted with Additional Powers Recruitment
222
CHAPTER XXXII
237
Howe Hears of the Affair at TrentonComwallis Sent Back to
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CHAPTER XXXV
256

CHAPTER XIII
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Precautions Against ToriesSecret CommitteesDeclaration
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CHAPTER XVI
100
Southern Cruise of Sir Henry ClintonFortifications at Charleston
108
CHAPTER XIX
121
CHAPTER
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Long Island in Possession of the EnemyDistressed Situation
139
CHAPTER XXII
146
Fortified Camp at Kings BridgeAmerican and British Lines
152
Lee Expected in CampHis Letter of Advice to the President
164
Army ArrangementsWashington at White PlainsThe Enemy
170
Negotiations for Exchange of PrisonersCase of Colonel Ethan
263
CHAPTER XXXVII
272
Foreign Officers Candidates for Situations in the ArmyDifficulties
282
CHAPTER XL
292
The Highland Passes of the Hudson George Clinton in Com
298
CHAPTER XLII
307
British Invasion from Canada The Plan Composition of
314
Particulars of the EvacuationIndian Scouts in the Vicinity
324
Capture of General PrescottProffered in Exchange for Lee
332
Gates on the Alert for a CommandSchuyler Undermined in Con
340
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Stran 16 - Could I have foreseen the difficulties, which have come upon us; could I have known, that such a backwardness would have been discovered in the old soldiers to the service, all the generals upon earth should not have convinced me of the propriety of delaying an attack upon Boston till this time.

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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.

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