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George Washington was famously unknowable but Robert Middlekauff penetrates the mystique to reveal the fears, values, and passions that drove him. Rich in psychological details regarding Washington's temperament, idiosyncrasies, and experiences, this book shows us a self-conscious Washington who grew in confidence and experience as a young soldier, businessman, and Virginian gentleman; and was transformed into an American patriot by the revolutionary ferment of the 1760s and 70s.
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Robert Middlekauff is Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been Director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (1983--1988), and Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. His books include The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals 1596--1728, which won the Bancroft Prize;The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763--1789, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; andBenjamin Franklin and His Enemies. (afegit de Random House)… (més)