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George Washington--the man behind the myths

by William M. S. Rasmussen

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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Exhibitions.,
    • Presidents -- United States -- Exhibitions.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam M.S. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton.
      GenreExhibitions.
      ContributionsTilton, Robert S.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE312.17 .R37 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 328 p. :
      Number of Pages328
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL370299M
      ISBN 100813919002
      LC Control Number98031010

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Cited by: 7. TWO HUNDRED YEARS after Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's funeral oration for George Washington, the eloquence of his words "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" has caused most Americans to forget the clause that followed in which Lee located Washington's character firmly in his private life.

George Washington: The Man behind the Myths redresses this. Aug 23,  · Doug Bradburn says Washington was the right man to be the father of the country and first president. Bradburn, like many historians, calls Author: VOA Learning English.

Feb 21,  · George Washington: Separating Man From Myth Over the centuries, President George Washington has been the subject of many stories, some fact, some fiction. Edward Lengel, author of Inventing George. Get this from a library. George Washington--the man behind the myths.

[William M S Rasmussen; Robert S Tilton] -- Washington's own accounts, observations by his contemporaries, narratives by the first generation of Washington biographers, decorative objects, and visual images, which were assembled for. For many Americans, their perceptions of George Washington are rooted in his private life.

George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths addresses these popular notions head on, examining our conceptions and misconceptions about him by presenting a fascinating collection of documents & images.

Feb 26,  · Mr. Rasmussen talked about his book George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths. In a portrayal, George Washington and Mary Ball Washington talked about the.

Apr 10,  · George Washington Man and Monument by Marcus Cunliffe was received direct from the publisher. This book was first published in The book is written in such a way as if two friends are talking over drinks, and one is thoroughly briefing the other on Cited by: Jan 10,  · George Washington: The man, the myth, the legend They take us inside some of the defining traits of George Washington—from fearless action hero to charismatic dancer, to insecure and Author: Lillian Cunningham.

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Right now, a generous supporter will match your donation 2 Pages: In the book, "George Washington-The Man Behind the Myths", the authors William Rasmussen and Robert Tilton state on page "According to a tradition passed down in Masonic circles, Martha Washington would have needed some sort of corrective surgery in order to conceive additional children, after the birth of Patsy.".

Hollywood Depictions. In many early depictions of Washington, he is portrayed by actors with an English accent. Take, for example, Montagu Love’s portrayal in the short film Sons of Liberty. Love, from England originally, speaks with a deep voice and an English elizrosshubbell.comees: George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths.

By William M. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton. This sumptuous book--ostensibly the catalog of an exhibition organized by the Virginia Historical Society, with support by Washington and Lee University and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association--is a work of original scholarship with many insights.

So, we are going to bust open some of these myths and get to know the real George Washington. Myth: He chopped down a cherry tree Legend has it that when George Washington was six years old, he was given a hatchet as a gift (not the most age-appropriate choice, if you ask me). George Washington: The Man behind the Myths redresses this historical imbalance in our image of Washington by examining our conceptions and misconceptions about him through a fascinating collection of documents and images.

Washington's own accounts, observations by his contemporaries, narratives by the first generation of Washington biographers. The Paperback of the George Washington: The Man behind the Myths by William M. Rasmussen, Robert S.

Tilton | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Book Graph ™ B&N Readouts Author: William M. Rasmussen. This bibliography of George Washington is a selected list of written and published works about George Washington (–).

Google Scholar lists over scholarly books and articles with his name in the title. It covers his life in general or in part and includes primary sources containing Washington's works, letters, records, diaries, etc. Distilling the Truth: George Washington and Alcohol George Washington the Athlete Soldier, Statesman, Dog-Lover: George Washington's Pups Tobias Lear Tells the Tale of Washington's Death Washington's Tooth Troubles A Love Letter from General Washington A President by Any Other Name So, What Was the Whiskey Rebellion, Anyway?Employees: Jan 05,  · This article explores 12 of the most famous myths about George Washington that have stood the test of time.

The Cherry Tree Myth. We begin the mythical stories about George Washington with the very popular story that supposedly happened when Washington was a.

Dec 29,  · I liked learning about all the myths and the motives behind the myths that surround George Washington (many that started while he was still living!).

I liked the way the author broke up the book into themes of the myths (his loves, his visions, he slept here, etc.)/5. George Washington: A Picture Book Biography.

New York: Scholastic, An illustrated biography that highlights Washington’s family life and career. The book also includes information on myths, legends, and monuments to him. George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, Rhodehamel.10 days ago · George Washington, the man the myth says couldn't tell a lie, told plenty of them during his lifetime, a new book reveals.

In fact, the 'I cannot tell a lie' tale is one of the biggest myths.Photos of the George Washington's Teeth from "George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths Exhibit" at the Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center - October 7, - photo1, photo2, and photo3 by: KD Klos, Upper St.

Clair, Pennsylvania.