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One of the first great bestsellers in American literature, now with an introduction by Peter S. Onuf and documents from Washington's career.

Book News Annotation:

A reprint of the 1809 ninth edition of the country's first best seller. Most memorials of Washington's death in 1799 were conservative and respectful tributes, but bookseller Weems (1759- 1825) saw the opportunity to make money and knew what people wanted to read. In inspired and inspiring rhetoric he marked out key passages of Washington's public life and embodied in him the conception of American nationhood free of the partisan politics he wallowed in. Thus the Father of Our Country acquired a voice of paternal authority that has sounded down the generations. No index or bibliography. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563246982
Introduction:
Onuf, Peter S.
Author:
Weems, M. L.
Author:
Weems, Mason Locke
Author:
Onuf, Peter S.
Publisher:
M.E. Sharpe
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
United States Biography.
Subject:
Washington, George
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Series:
American History Through Literature
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
9.30x6.34x.75 in. 1.02 lbs.

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