The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789. Edward Larson.

The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789

William Morrow, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. As new in dust jacket. First editon/priting. Hardcover. xv+ 366 pp. with index. Illustrations. Pulitzer prize winning historian Edward J. Larsonoffer a groundbreaking new look at the new United States' first citizen. At the conclusion of the War for Independence in 1783, Washington retired to Mount Vernon but four years later, his new country called on him to go to Philadelphia to preside over the Constitutional Convention. The new nation was foundering under the Articles of Confederation, sectiional bickering, unpaid debts, a stagnant economy, and a paralyzed government. Though Founders such as Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Franklin and others are seen as the most prominent players in the formation of the new Constitution and goverment, the author uncovers Washington's overlooked but vital role in shaping the Constitution and his spirited behind-the-scenes influence. As New / as new. Item #E24834
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