Washington And His Generals (volume 1)

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byJoel Tyler Headley

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Excerpt: ... GEORGE WASHINGTON s The Circumstances under which ho appeared--His Early Life--Analysis of his Character--His Love of Adventure--His Impetuosity--His Self-control--Control over others--His Patriotism--His Farewell to his Army and Officers, and Congress--His Death. Though seemingly a contradiction, it is nevertheless true, that time only renders the character of Washington more clear, while the circumstances which developed it become more and more indistinct. One would think it indispensable to the correct estimation of a character, that we should have a definite knowledge of the events with which it stood connected, and of the influences that helped to form it. It is so, but we have to lose one thing to gain another--to sacrifice the right understanding which personal knowledge and direct contact give to secure the removed point of an impartial observer. In a struggle like that of our Revolution, characterized as it was by personal animosity, divided sympathies, and, worse than all, by many disasters, the leader" of it must always be more or less the victim of prejudice. It matters not whether he be a good or bad man, whether eulogized or condemned; '--feeling will have more to do with the verdict rendered than judgment. Bonaparte did not wish his life written till twenty-five years after his death, as he considered it impossible for the historians of that generation to view his career with an impartial eye. One might as well attempt to give a clear and correct description of the movements of the several Golumns of an army in a great battle, while he himself is in the smoke and confusion of the fight, as to be an unprejudiced historian of the times in which he lived, especially if they have been marked by the breaking up of old forms and relations, and the institution of new ideas a...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Excerpt: ... GEORGE WASHINGTON s The Circumstances under which ho appeared--His Early Life--Analysis of his Character--His Love of Adventure--His Impetuosity--His Self...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217417736

ISBN - 13:9780217417730

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