George Washington, First in War (The George Washington Bookshelf)

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George Washington, First in War (The George Washington Bookshelf)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 76 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780931917332
  • DDC分類 920

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George Washington's long career as a soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War; it culminated in the role of commanding general of the Continental army in victory over the British army. This soldier's life included long years of Spartan campaigning, the creation of a professional army, the honing of innovative tactics and strategies, and the development of crucial international military alliances. In this history of George Washington's career as an army officer, Dave Palmer reveals the many qualities of character that made Washington an extraordinary military commander, qualities that allowed him not only to lead a fledgling army to secure the independence of his newly formed country but to define the role of the military in a free and democratic society.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           iii
Introduction 3 (2)
Part 1 The Aspirant
The Dream 5 (5)
The Setting 10 (5)
Part 2 The Colonel
Fort Necessity 15 (5)
Defeat with Braddock 20 (5)
Defending the Frontier 25 (3)
Victory with Forbes 28 (3)
Lessons Learned 31 (4)
Part 3 The General
Toward Independence 1775-1776 35 (7)
Defending the United States 1776-1777 42 (9)
Defeating Great Britain 1778-1781 51 (5)
Winning the Peace 1782-1783 56 (5)
Part 4 The Commander in Chief
Molding the Constitution 61 (4)
The Whiskey Rebellion 65 (4)
The Quasi-War 69 (4)
Part 5 The Legacy 73 (2)
List of Illustrations 75 (1)
About the Author 76