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Inventing George Washington

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Inventing George Washington

America's Founder, in Myth and Memory

By Edward G. Lengel

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061662584, 249pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2011

Lengel's Washington is the archetypal American soldier an amateur citizen in arms who struggles to learn an unfamiliar and demanding craft on the job....Outstanding. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Glorious StruggleEditor-in-Chief of the Washington Papers Project Edward G. Lengel delivers an entertaining and erudite history of America's Founding Father. In Inventing George Washington, a captivating counterpart to Lengel's General George Washington: A Military Life, the historian looks at Washington's life and writings, at the creation of his mythos, and at what his legacy means for our nation and ourselves.

Monday, Feb 21, 2011

Over the centuries, President George Washington has been the subject of many stories, some fact, some fiction. Edward Lengel, author of Inventing George Washington, offers his insight. More at

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