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Title Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency / Logan Beirne.
Author Beirne, Logan.
Publication New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
Edition First American edition.
Description viii, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Call # 973.3 B
Bibliography 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 ; Supreme law of the land -- Cruel and usual punishment: The currents of war ; Exitus Acta Probat ; American fortitude ; Necessary evil ; Fully justifiable ; 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: Gentleman Johnny vs. Granny Gates ; A traitor lurks ; Treason of the blackest dye ; Commissions & courst-martial ; American military justice -- His excellency's loyal subjects: Total ruin ; Band of brethren ; Poison & peas ; America's defender ; License to plunder ; Not-so-civil war -- Could have been king: O God! It is all over! ; Winning the peace ; Spectacles & speculation ; The greatest man in the world.
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.
Strategic culture -- United States -- History.
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
ISBN 1594036403 :
9781594036408 :
1594036535 (ebook)
9781594036538 (ebook)

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