George Washington: A Biography


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* Early Days * Expeditions Beyond the Blue Ridge * Washington in the Ohio Country * Defeat at Fort Necessity * Washington on General Braddocks Staff * Defeat and Death of Braddock * Measures for Public Safety * Departure of Dinwiddie * Capitulation of the French * Increasing Discontent in the Colonies * Spirited Measures in Boston * Matters at a Crisis * The First Congress * Washington Made Commander-in-Chief * The Patriot Army * Strengthening the Defenses * Mrs. Washington in Camp * Critical State of the Army * The Americans Enter Boston * Declaration of Independence * New York Endangered * The Battle of Long Island * Evacuation of New York * Surrender of Fort Washington * Washington Retreats Across the Delaware * Capture of General Lee * Defeat of the British at Trenton * Cornwallis in the Jerseys * Encampment at Morristown * Inroads from the North * Fall of Ticonderoga * Washingtons Doubt and Perplexity * Cornwallis Enters Philadelphia * Defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga * Battle of Germantown * The Conway Cabal * The Cabal Continued * British Evacuation of Philadelphia * Operations by Land and Sea * Sufferings of the Army at Morristown * End of the Campaign in the Jerseys * Benedict Arnolds Treason * Mutiny in the Army * Arnolds Maraudings * Cornwallis at Yorktown * Siege and Surrender of Yorktown * Discontent in the Army * End of Hostilities * Washington at Mount Vernon * The New Constitution * Washington Elected President * Two Political Parties * Dissension in the Cabinet * Washington Re-elected * Difficulties with Congress * Retirement and Death

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Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. Charles Neider is a noted critic, editor, author, and one of America's leading Mark Twain scholars. His many books as editor include The Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales of Mark Twain, The Great West: A Treasury of Firsthand Accounts, The Complete Tales of Washington Irving, and The Autobiography of Mark Twain.

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