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The Resource His Excellency

His Excellency

Label
His Excellency
Title
His Excellency
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
National BestsellerTo this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose "statue-like solidity" concealed volcanic energies and emotions.Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
From the French and Indian War to Mount Vernon, from the American Revolution to the presidency, Ellis delivers what will stand the test of time as the definitive biography of the greatest American icon
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
Biography type
individual biography
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156441
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.41092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1390
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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George Washington
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His Excellency
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781400043767
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
His Excellency
Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781400043767
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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