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An Autobiography of George Washington by Edith EllisThis book, with a Foreword by best-selling author Caroline Myss, is a fascinating example of channeled literature, adding a very human personality to the stiff figure of George Washington often seen in his portraits.
Here, we encounter a three-dimensional Washington, replete with his loves, fears, philosophy, and repeated encounters with the spirit world. This is an unforgettable and intimate view of the Founding Father of America, as told to Edith Ellis.
George Washington: Lessons in Leadership
George Washington was a Virginia plantation owner who served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolutionary War, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from to Washington was born on February 22, , in Westmoreland County, Virginia. They were moderately prosperous members of Virginia's "middling class.
An Autobiography of George Washington
George Washington February 22, [b] [c] — December 14 , was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from to Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of which established the U. Constitution and a federal government. Washington has been called the " Father of His Country " for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation. Washington received his initial military training and command with the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War. He was later elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was named a delegate to the Continental Congress , where he was appointed Commanding General of the Continental Army.
This bibliography of George Washington is a selected list of written and published works about George Washington — Google Scholar lists over scholarly books and articles with his name in the title. It covers his life in general or in part and includes primary sources containing Washington's works, letters, records, diaries, etc. The literature on Washington is immense, his biographers and editors having lived in four separate centuries. Many of the publications listed here lend themselves to Washington in a biographical capacity, while many cover specific events and other topics where Washington is the central or an important figure. Publications covering subjects such as 'The Winter at Valley Forge', 'The Battle of Brooklyn' and Washington's farewell address are well placed and can be found in this bibliography. Washington was diligent about keeping records, maintained many dairies throughout his adult life, and corresponded with many prominent figures, family members and friends.
His father, Augustine, a third-generation English colonist firmly established in the middle ranks of the Virginia gentry, was twice married. He had two sons, Lawrence and Augustine, in and , before his first wife, Jane Butler Washington, died in In Augustine married Mary Ball , and George was born a year later. George himself inherited the more modest Rappahannock River plantation where he lived with his mother and siblings, but this was not enough to maintain his middling status in the Virginia gentry. Instead, he was trained as a land surveyor, a profession of considerable importance in Virginia, where colonial settlement was pushing rapidly into the Shenandoah Valley and other parts of western Virginia.