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The Resource Washington's farewell : the founding father's warning to future generations, John Avlon

Washington's farewell : the founding father's warning to future generations, John Avlon

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Washington's farewell : the founding father's warning to future generations
Title
Washington's farewell
Title remainder
the founding father's warning to future generations
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John Avlon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Farewell was published at the end of Washington's second term. It was reprinted in newspapers across the country. The President began the letter during his first term intending to retire but was persuaded by Hamilton and Jefferson to run for a second. By the end of that term he was the object of scurrilous press attacks and alarmed by the growing partisan bitterness. Fearful for the country's future, Washington pled with his countrymen to resist hyper-partisanship and foreign alliances. He called for unity among "citizens by birth or choice," defended religious pluralism, called for national education. His message to the country was urgent. Avlon describes how it was quoted by Jackson, Webster, Clay, Calhoun, and importantly by Lincoln in defense of the Union. Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson called on it for nation-building; Kennedy for Cold war; Reagan for religion. Clinton kept a copy on his Oval Office wall. In Washington's Farewell, Avlon offers important insight into Washington's his final public days, presenting not only a startling description of the perilous state of the new nation but a rare view of the man behind the usual face of a tranquil First Father"--
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Avlon, John P
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • National characteristics, American
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Washington's farewell : the founding father's warning to future generations, John Avlon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-338) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781476746463
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016045258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Washington's farewell : the founding father's warning to future generations, John Avlon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781476746463
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016045258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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