The Resource His Excellency : George Washington, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)

His Excellency : George Washington, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)

Label
His Excellency : George Washington
Title
His Excellency
Title remainder
George Washington
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, the author paints a full portrait of Washington's life and career in the context of eighteenth-century America, richly detailing his private life and illustrating the ways in which it influenced his public persona. When Washington died in 1799, Ellis tells us, he was eulogized as "first in the hearts of his countrymen." Since then, however, his image has been chiseled onto Mount Rushmore and printed on the dollar bill. He is on our landscape and in our wallets but not, Ellis argues, in our hearts. Ellis strips away the ivy and legend that have grown up over the Washington statue and recovers the flesh-and-blood man in all his passionate and fully human prowess. In the pantheon of our republic's founders, there were many outstanding individuals. And yet each of them, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, acknowledged Washington to be his superior, the only indispensable figure, the one and only: "His Excellency." Both physically and politically, Washington towered over his peers for reasons this book elucidates. His Excellency is a full, glorious, and multifaceted portrait of the man behind our country's genesis
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
INU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E312
LC item number
.E245 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • Presidents
  • Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Generals
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
His Excellency : George Washington, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interior regions -- The strenuous squire -- First in war -- Destiny's child -- Introspective interlude -- First in peace -- Testament
Control code
ocm70773626
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400043767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00173618
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D175F1AB-28A8-4508-9B7D-D21A966926CD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70773626
  • (OCoLC)70773626
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
His Excellency : George Washington, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interior regions -- The strenuous squire -- First in war -- Destiny's child -- Introspective interlude -- First in peace -- Testament
Control code
ocm70773626
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400043767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00173618
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D175F1AB-28A8-4508-9B7D-D21A966926CD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70773626
  • (OCoLC)70773626
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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