George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation

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George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation

George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation By T.H. Breen George Washington s Journey The President Forges a New Nation An absorbing portraitBreen s superb chronicle offers glimpses into Washington s love of his country and its people and his willingness to meet them on their own terms to secure the unity of the new r

  • Title: George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation
  • Author: T.H. Breen
  • ISBN: 9781451675429
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
  • George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation By T.H. Breen An absorbing portraitBreen s superb chronicle offers glimpses into Washington s love of his country and its people, and his willingness to meet them on their own terms to secure the unity of the new republic Publishers Weekly starred review This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.T.H Breen introduces us to a George Washington we ra An absorbing portraitBreen s superb chronicle offers glimpses into Washington s love of his country and its people, and his willingness to meet them on their own terms to secure the unity of the new republic Publishers Weekly starred review This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.T.H Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to take the new federal government directly to the people He organized an extraordinary journey carrying him to all thirteen states It transformed American political culture.For Washington, the stakes were high If the nation fragmented, as it had almost done after the war, it could never become the strong, independent nation for which he had fought In scores of communities, he communicated a powerful and enduring message that America was now a nation, not a loose collection of states And the people responded to his invitation in ways that he could never have predicted.
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    1. Ionia on said:

      George Washington s Journey is not your typical, boring historical account of the life of a president Instead, it follows closely in the footsteps of a man who had many difficult decisions to make and set out on a course to learn everything he could about the new nation he took command of I love history, and that is no secret I d rather read non fiction most of the time and tend to get particularly excited over early American history, so when I saw this book I had high expectations for it Truly, [...]

    2. Patricia on said:

      Interesting stories of the first years of the Presidency, when the public did not know what to call him, and his various trips throughout the new nation.

    3. Knitress on said:

      Super interesting, gave me a different perspective on a period I thought I knew well.

    4. Martin Lowery on said:

      Supplemental reading on Washington, covering his two tours to visit all the original 13 colonies Most of the book is a retelling of what led up to the journeys Washington took, along with bringing up common themes the first President found along the way Only a small portion of the book is actually devoted to the journeys themselves, found within the last two chapters.

    5. Jeremy Carter on said:

      This is a very well written account of Washington s first years in Office T.H Breen does a very good job of outlining the problems encountered on his travels throughout the young United States From the sectional differences, to the feelings of small town vs big cities.

    6. Samantha on said:

      When I was young, I saw the movie 1776 It appealed to my love of history and my love of musicals and I was taken by the main character, John Adams A few years later, my dad bought a new book by author David McCullough about our second President and I was once again fascinated by this man who was so instrumental to the American Revolution but is so often overshadowed by his compatriots So, let s just say I have a soft spot for Adams T.H Breen does not have a soft spot for Adams and makes it very [...]

    7. Chris Jaffe on said:

      This is a good book, but not a great book It was a bit of a disappointment, really The book s focus is on a series of trips Pres George Washington took during to his administration that took him to each state in the union The purpose of the trips was to increase the sense of nationality and union among the people The new nation was still fragile, and Washington wanted people to think of their nation above their individual states which isn t how most of them saw things Breen notes that Washington [...]

    8. Debbie on said:

      George Washington s Journey described President Washington s efforts to unite the 13 states into a nation by personally visiting each state Washington realized that winning a war for freedom doesn t guarantee the formation a stable and prosperous nation Americans were thinking in terms of state and local interests, but they needed to think of national interests if the new government was going to succeed Washington visited each of the original 13 states in an effort to unite the people behind a s [...]

    9. Deb on said:

      I loved the conversational tone of this historic book, and the interesting details of early America Informative insight into the views of leaders and citizens when America was a new nation I loved the historic detail and insights to what life was really like in the late 1700s The author brought forward a great feel for the people who were getting accustomed to political independence and their challenge to reach economic independence from Great Britain Without sounding pedantic, the author reinfo [...]

    10. Gayle on said:

      This is a very interesting and informative book George Washington felt that to make the union work he had to go to the people and meet with them to see how they felt about the new government and how they thought things should be handled During Washington s travels he stated that he did not want to stay with any family because he did not want to put them out and cause any expense to them He stayed in public rooms without any guards around him He learned a lot of how others lives were affected by [...]

    11. Alger on said:

      This is the kind of history book that makes people hate reading history.That may sound harsher than I mean, but this is the kind of reading only a person truly dedicated to the topic could love and a book that is largely about George s reasons for wanting to go on these journeys but wants to be a book about those journeyswellI find no fault with the topic, which is very much a milestone event in the creation of these United States I do find fault with the slow build to the actual events The open [...]

    12. Jennifer Autry on said:

      This is a very informative book that is broken down in segments that make it an easier read then other historical nonfiction I have read However, it did not deliver a story type format that I had seen mentioned by other reviewers I fell like I learned a lot from the book and would recommend it to anyone who has a love of history and historical nonfiction I prefer fiction or story format non fiction like Unbreakable I can only imagine the amount of time and research that T.H Breen put into this I [...]

    13. Paul Criscuolo on said:

      It s a pleasant read It s a review of the affairs of the time and a bit light on the journey s actual events Nice review for the historyght reader I was hoping for a bit The book did support a major theme the reason for the journey as an example of Washington s dream for America One defined than his counterparts.

    14. Ed on said:

      Good historical information about George during his Presidential years but little on the journey, I understood it to be on his two trips to North and South More on his learning of what to do to be a president.

    15. John Morrison on said:

      I won this book through the giveaways It is a great read to learn a lot about George Washington Recommended for history buffs.

    16. John on said:

      Did not find it to be very well done Actually very little time spent on the actual journee she made Mostly a bunch of preamble which I already knew.

    17. Mary Metcalf on said:

      Light read Learn many new and interesting facts about our first president and the roles of other players in creating and keeping the union

    18. Peter Banks on said:

      Excellent book gives a good flavor of life in post Revolutionary America and emphasizes the key role of Washington in the development of the USA.

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