By Kevin J. Hayes
Based on a complete quantity of study on the Library of Congress, the collections at Mount Vernon, and infrequent e-book documents scattered around the nation, Kevin J. Hayes corrects this false impression and reconstructs in bright element the energetic highbrow existence that has long past mostly neglected in traditional narratives of Washington. regardless of being a lifelong reader, Washington felt an acute experience of embarrassment approximately his relative loss of formal schooling and cultural sophistication, and during this glowing literary biography, Hayes illustrates simply how tirelessly Washington labored to enhance. starting with the primers, forgotten periodicals, behavior books, and vintage eighteenth-century novels such as Tom Jones that formed Washington's formative years, Hayes experiences Washington's letters and journals, charting the numerous methods the books of his upbringing affected judgements ahead of and through the innovative battle. the ultimate portion of the e-book covers the voluminous interpreting that happened in the course of Washington's presidency and his retirement at Mount Vernon. all through, Hayes examines Washington's writing in addition to his analyzing, from The Journal of significant George Washington via his Farewell Address. The sheer breadth of titles lower than evaluation right here let readers to glimpse Washington's perspectives on overseas coverage, economics, the legislation, paintings, slavery, marriage, and religion-and how these perspectives formed the younger nation..
Ultimately, this sharply written biography deals a clean viewpoint on America's Father, uncovering the guidelines that formed his highbrow trip and, consequently, the advance of America.
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