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by Edward G. Lengel

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ISBN: 0061251313
Author: Edward G. Lengel
Language: English
Publisher: Smithsonian; 1st edition (February 5, 2008)
Pages: 320
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.7
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Size Fb2: 1930 kb
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Edward G. Lengel was born on August 9, 1968 in Washington, .

Edward G. His father Alan was an elementary school teacher; his mother Shelbia (née: Looper) worked for the Department of Health and Human Services. Lengel has one sibling, Eric Lengel. Lengel received a . in history in 1991 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918, Macmillan, 2008

This Glorious Struggle brings Washington to vivid life, offering a fresh and intimate sense of this most towering .

This Glorious Struggle brings Washington to vivid life, offering a fresh and intimate sense of this most towering American figure and the critical role he played in the creation of our country. He is the author of several books, including General George Washington and This Glorious Struggle

A scholar of Washington’s military career (General George Washington, 2005), Lengel samples Washington’s . Edward Lengel has done a remarkable job selecting letters that remind us of Washington’s humanity while upholding his place in world history.

A scholar of Washington’s military career (General George Washington, 2005), Lengel samples Washington’s war correspondence. In topical range and variety of recipients, the collection conveys the types of problems that came to Washington’s attention and captures aspects of his personality as he dealt with them. Terry Golway, author of Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution).

This Glorious Struggle book. This book is a collection of letters written by George Washington during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). It does not contain every letter which he wrote but a selection of letters. Some of the chosen letters illustrate the private side of Washington and others the very public side of Washington. Sadly most of the 2008-06 - This Glorious Struggle: George Washington’s Revolutionary War Letters.

This Glorious Struggle presents a selection of Washington’s most .

This Glorious Struggle presents a selection of Washington’s most important and interesting letters from that time, including many that have never before been published. He is the author of several books, including General George Washington: A Military Life and To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Interested in this topic?

The Glorious Struggle is a one-volume collection of letters drawn from among the 140,000 documents George Washington produced as commander of the Continental Army.

The Glorious Struggle is a one-volume collection of letters drawn from among the 140,000 documents George Washington produced as commander of the Continental Army. Although of limited use to scholars, the volume provides a remarkably clear portrait of the commander-in-chief and of the multiple challenges he confronted

This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters. Washington was a prolific letter writer, especially during the Revolutionary War, with the numbers well over an unbelievable 100,000

This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters. Washington was a prolific letter writer, especially during the Revolutionary War, with the numbers well over an unbelievable 100,000. There are some minor modifications to the verbiage of certain letters for readibility.

George Washington wrote an astonishing number of letters, both personal and professional. The majority—about 140,000 documents—are from his years as commander in chief during the Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783. This Glorious Struggle presents a selection of Washington's most important and interesting letters from that time, including many that have never been published.

Washington's lively and often surprisingly candid notes to his wife and family, friends, Congress, fellow soldiers—and even the enemy—chronicle his most critical tactical and strategic decisions, while offering a rare glimpse of the extremes of depression and exultation into which he was cast by the fortunes of war. The letters are arranged chronologically and give a dramatic sense of the major phases of the war, from Boston, Trenton, and Valley Forge, to Monmouth and Yorktown.

The more personal missives show us a Washington who worried about his wife's well-being and who appreciated a good joke and a well-laid table, not to mention the company of the ladies.

This Glorious Struggle brings Washington to vivid life, offering a fresh and intimate sense of this most towering American figure and the critical role he played in the creation of our country.

Comments:

Tygrafym
I found this to be a very interesting and insightful book about George Washington. The selection of letters revealed the many different aspects of what Washington had to deal with in these Revolutionary War years. I was surprised at Washington's attitude to accepting the command of the army and how he felt he lacked the capacity to undertake the assignment. Fortunately, his humility was essential to accepting the position. It was very surprising to read about the intrigues of those trying to oust Washington which was completely new to me and how he handled this matter reveals a real ability to deal with problems. His problems with maintaining the army with provisions, keeping those servicing to continue and not go home and many other examples demonstrate the great leadership abilities Washington possessed. There are some very good insights that Washington had about the French and what their intentions were in supporting the Americans. One of these was demonstrated when he wrote "It is a maxim founded in the universal experience of mankind that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by interest." Washington knew it then and you would think world leaders today would as well. There are many great insights into his personality, problems with his family, and his advice to a young Bushrod Washington is priceless. So much is gained from reading this book. My only regret is that it did not contain more of the correspondence that would have revealed Washington's thinking on strategy and winning the war. This would have been very valuable to learn more about his thinking and how he dealt with these problems.
Kare
Great compilation of George Washington's correspondence grouped by year, over a period of 9 years, stretching from 1775 to 1783. I enjoy Lengyel's commentaries before each letter or piece of correspondence which helps put it in context. Great insight into Washington's beliefs and trust in Divine Providence (God), and his high ethical and moral standards that he expected every officer/enlisted soldier to uphold or be held accountable for. It is unfortunate that most leaders in our country today (political, business, financial, etc.) don't even come close to displaying the exceptional traits of this great leader and human being!
Xtani
If you enjoy history, this book is an selection, a snap shot into history from the eyes of our nations greatest men. These Letters humanize a national icon, no longer do I see George Washington as an idol, I feel I understand what it was like for a educated man of century to have been forced to do enormous feats. Clouded with self doubt, G.W. fulfilled the commitment he undertook and saw it through to it's end.
Jockahougu
This is a collection of letters, reports, etc. that Washington wrote during the Revolutionary War. "History shot on the wing", as it were.
It reveals a complex, often failable man who doubted his own abilities but who had no doubt at all about the cause he served. Recommended for history buffs.
Rare
These examples of his writing have extreme utility and illustrate how far his reach really is.
TheFresh
This book contained many notes and letters from Washington and I think anyone interested in George Washington will find this a very interesting piece of history.
Ffleg
Book arrived very soon after the order in excellent shape; is a great book to read.
Enjoyed it even though it did not contain the reference I was looking for. Glad I got it and read it.

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