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Beirne, Logan
Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency / Logan Beirne
Alternate Title George Washington & the forging of the presidency
1st American ed
New York : Encounter Books, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E209 .B37 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Influence
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Military leadership
Subject(s) Strategic culture -- United States -- History
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Generals -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809
Physical Description viii, 420 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., col. map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-406) and index
Contents The King of America -- The not so United States -- Not as happy in peace as they had been glorious in war -- The shadow government -- The phoenix -- Wield the sword -- The Washington paradigm -- Cruel and usual punishment -- The currents of war -- Best circumspection -- The realities of war -- Necessary evil -- Fully justifiable -- What it takes to defend the nation -- Dictator of America -- Scorpion on a leash -- Between a hawk and a buzzard -- Onslaught -- The times that try men's souls -- Reevaluation -- Victory or death -- Idolatry -- Dictator perpetuo -- Tribunals & tribulations -- Prosecution of military duty -- A traitor lurks -- Treason of the blackest dye -- Courts-martial & commissions -- American military justice -- His excellency's loyal subjects: wartime rights of americans -- Total ruin -- Band of brethren -- Poison & peas -- America's defender -- License to plunder -- Not-so-civil civil war -- Could have been king -- Consummate prudence -- Winning the peace -- Spectacles and speculation -- Greatest man in the world
Note Map on lining papers

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