George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 / James Thomas Flexner.
Contributor(s): Washington, George.Material type: TextSeries: Flexner, James Thomas, George Washington: v. 2.Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, Edition: [1st ed.].Description: xvii, 599 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Military leadership | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | Generals -- United States -- Biography | Presidents -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783.DDC classification: 973.3/0924 | B
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-563).
Recounts Washington's life served as commander of an amateur army during the American Revolution.
I. The anvil of necessity. Dark dawn of adventure -- A desperate search for advisers -- Traveler's dust -- A Virginian among New Englanders -- The war of positions -- The spreading blaze -- Foreign War or social revolution -- Providence rides a storm -- The taste of victory -- II. Fires of despair. Awaiting the blow -- The carrot and the big stick -- The enemy strikes -- If only the troops will stand by me -- Blood on the bushes -- A heavy heart -- British might displayed -- The blackest defeat -- The mutiny of General Lee -- III. The rising Phoenix. An icy river -- Where no sensible General would go -- A hopeful pessimist -- Recapture of a state -- IV. A very disagreeable dance. The enemy vanishes -- A failure of intelligence -- The prize: Philadelphia -- To bring the men to this -- V. Plots against Washington. George Washington eclipsed -- Make Washington resign -- The batteries of intrigue -- What was the Conway Cabal? -- VI. Toward a more effective army. The other Valley Forge -- General Lee rides again -- The Battle of Monmouth -- Monmouth's aftermath -- The wheel turns full circle -- VII. The French alliance. New cards in an old game -- The measure of iniquity -- The fleet that never came -- Rattlesnake Road -- Enter a Gallic army -- Tribulations of an old friend -- Treason most foul -- More education for George Washington -- The end of our tether -- Never go home again -- VIII. Another man's gamble. Forcing Washington's hand -- Down fortune's mazes -- War reduced to calculation -- The world turned upside down -- IX. The nation's most dangerous hour. But the war goes on -- Vacation without rest -- The brink of the abyss -- The road to dictatorship -- The devil's web -- X. The curtain of separation. A clouded parting -- The emptying stage -- An end and a beginning -- XI. Conclusion. Cincinnatus assayed.