The Life of George Washington, Količina 4

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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 IV delves into the end of the Revolution and Washington's terms as president of the United States, and feature the full texts of his farewell address and will.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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Greene on the High Hills of SanteeThe Enemy HarassedGreene
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CHAPTER IV
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Washington Continues His PrecautionsSir Guy Carleton Brings
46
News of PeaceLetter of Washington in Behalf of the ArmyCessa
59
The Army to be dischargedParting Address of WashingtonEvacua
68
at New YorkWashington Eesigns his Commission to Congress
75
Scheme of Inland NavigationShares of Stock offered to Washington
84
CHAPTER XXVIII
196
CHAPTER XXIX
206
Washingtons Entrance upon his Second TermGloomy Auspices
213
Genet Presents his Letter of CredenceHis Diplomatic SpeechWash
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CHAPTER XXXIV
229
CHAPTER XXXVI
240
James Monroe Appointed Minister to France to Place of Gouvernenr
247
Washingtons Denunciation of Selfcreated SocietiesHot Relished
253

CHAPTER XL
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Washington talked of for the PresidencyHis Letters on the Subject
109
Tha New GovernmentDomestic and Foreign RelationsWashingtons
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Journey of Mrs Washington to New YorkHonors Paid her in
129
The Department of State still without a HeadSketch of Jeffersons
138
Washingtons Journey through the Eastern StatesJohn Hancock
145
The Assumption of the State Debts discussedWashington in favor
159
Frontier Difficulties with the IndiansGeneral Banners Expedition
167
Washingtons Tour through the Southern StatesLetter to Lafayette
174
Bural Hours at Mount VernonAssembling of Second CongressWash
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CHAPTER XXVII
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CHAPTER XL
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Meeting of CongressWashingtons Official Summary of the Events
270
Washingtons Farewell AddressMeets the Two Houses of Congress
279
Washington at Mount VernonInflux of Strange FacesLawrence
287
Parting Address of the French Directory to Mr MonroeThe
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Washington Taxed Anew with the Cares of OfficeCorrespondence
304
His SlavesProceedings of Congress on his DeathConclusion
319
ILWashingtons Farewell Address 886
336
IILProceedings in Congress in consequence of the death nl Wash
351
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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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