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George Washington and the American military tradition

by Don Higginbotham

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Influence.,
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Military leadership.,
    • Military art and science -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDon Higginbotham.
      SeriesMercer University Lamar memorial lectures ;, no. 27, Lamar memorial lectures ;, no. 27.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE312.17 .H63 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 170 p. :
      Number of Pages170
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3020840M
      ISBN 100820307866
      LC Control Number85000997

      In George Washington and the American Military Tradition, Don Higginbotham investigates the interplay of militiamen and professional soldier, of soldier and legislator, that shaped George Washington's military career and ultimately fostered the victory that brought independence to our nation. George Washington, –99, 1st President of the United States (–97), commander in chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, called the Father of His Country. Early Life He was born on Feb. 22, (Feb. 11, , O.S.), the first son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington, on the family estate (later known as Wakefield) in Westmoreland co., Va.

      the American military tradition in general, including in particular George C. Marshall, whom Higginbotham compares favorably with Washington in his understanding of civil-military relations. Higgin-botham's own insights into the nature of those relations, based on years . “George Washington and His Generals” Through Jan. 10, Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va. () Though arguably best known as America’s first president, George Washington earlier displayed considerable leadership skills as commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army.

        By celebrating current military strength, rather than honoring veterans’ service, the parade breaks with a long tradition of civilian leadership dating back to President George Washington. AD.   Oliver L. Spaulding, Jr., “The Military Studies of George Washington,” American Historical Review, 29 (), ‑ William H. Bean, “Washington’s Military Library,” Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, 35 (), Appleton P. C. Griffin and William Coolidge Lane, A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenæum (Boston: Boston.


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