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George Washington:History in an Hour电子书

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作       者:David B. McCoy

出  版  社:HarperPress

出版时间:2012-10-25

字       数:8.1万

所属分类: 进口书 > 外文原版书 > 法律/政治/宗教

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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. George Washington – a figure synonymous with American history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to America’s first President, elected unanimously twice. Explore Washington’s legacy – from securing Independence, to his instrumental role in writing and adopting the American constitution. George Washington in an Hour covers Washington’s redefinition of greatness, relinquishing power not once but twice – at the end of Revolution and his second term in Presidency. Learn why Washington is still considered one of the most influential people in history, and how his impact shaped the world in this engaging overview of his life. Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…
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Cover

Title Page

About History in an Hour

Contents

Introduction

Early Years in the Colony of Virginia

French and Indian War

Marriage and Gentleman Farmer

Growing Colonial Resentment

Commander-in-Chief

The Greatest Man in the World

Washington’s Short-lived Return to Mount Vernon and the Constitutional Convention

Ratification and Election

The First Term in Office

The Second Term: Relations at Home

Relations with Britain

A Farewell into Immortality

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Timeline of George Washington

Copyright

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About the Publisher

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