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Title:
First in war : George Washington in the American Revolution
Author:
Rosenburg, John M.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
Chronicles George Washington's role in the American Revolution, from his appointment as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army to the British surrender at Yorktown and his famous farewell address.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.0 8.0 28989.
ISBN:
9780761303114
Format :
Book

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From the first inklings of rebellion and his reluctant acceptance of the post of commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, Washington was a well-loved leader.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Washington's life and career from 1775, when he was elected commander in chief, to December 1783, when he resigned from his military duties, are covered in this second volume of a three-part fictionalized series. As he did in Young George Washington, Rosenburg demonstrates impressive background research and quotes primary sources throughout the novel. While these quotes enliven the text when they appear, they don't compensate for the often wooden prose or the sometimes stilted fictionalized dialogue. Although the maps, timeline, and suggestions for further research will be of use to students investigating this topic, additional resources would be needed to produce a well-documented report, and the book isn't likely to attract fans of historical fiction.-Starr E. Smith, Marymount University Library, Arlington, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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