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The Resource Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency, Logan Beirne

Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency, Logan Beirne

Label
Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency
Title
Blood of tyrants
Title remainder
George Washington & the forging of the presidency
Statement of responsibility
Logan Beirne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers' approach to government and this history's impact on today. Delving into the forgotten--and often lurid--facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation's first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution in the heat of battle. Key episodes illustrate how the Founders dealt with thorny wartime issues: Who decides war strategy? When should we use military tribunals over civilian trials? Should we inflict harsh treatment on enemy captives if it means saving American lives? How do we protect citizens' lights when the nation is struggling to defend itself? Beirne finds evidence in previously-unexplored documents such as General Washington's letters debating torture, an eyewitness account of the military tribunal that executed a British prisoner, Founders' letters warning against government debt, and communications pointing to a power struggle between Washington and the Continental Congress. Vivid stories from the Revolution frame Washington's pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution. The Founders saw the first American commander in chief as the template for all future presidents: a leader who would fiercely defend Americans' rights and liberties against all forms of aggression. Blood of Tyrants pulls the reader directly into the scenes, filling the void in our understanding of the presidency and our ingenious Founders' pragmatic approach to issues we still face today."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beirne, Logan
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.B37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Strategic culture
  • Civil-military relations
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency, Logan Beirne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-406) and index
Contents
The King of America -- The not so United States -- Not as happy in peace as they had been glorious in war -- The shadow government -- The phoenix -- Wield the sword -- The Washington paradigm -- Cruel and usual punishment -- The currents of war -- Best circumspection -- The realities of war -- Necessary evil -- Fully justifiable -- What it takes to defend the nation -- Dictator of America -- Scorpion on a leash -- Between a hawk and a buzzard -- Onslaught -- The times that try men's souls -- Reevaluation -- Victory or death -- Idolatry -- Dictator perpetuo -- Tribunals & tribulations -- Prosecution of military duty -- A traitor lurks -- Treason of the blackest dye -- Courts-martial & commissions -- American military justice -- His excellency's loyal subjects: wartime rights of americans -- Total ruin -- Band of brethren -- Poison & peas -- America's defender -- License to plunder -- Not-so-civil civil war -- Could have been king -- Consummate prudence -- Winning the peace -- Spectacles and speculation -- Greatest man in the world
Control code
ocn778419445
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 420 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594036408
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012038961
Other physical details
ill., col. map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a408513
  • (OCoLC)778419445
Label
Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency, Logan Beirne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-406) and index
Contents
The King of America -- The not so United States -- Not as happy in peace as they had been glorious in war -- The shadow government -- The phoenix -- Wield the sword -- The Washington paradigm -- Cruel and usual punishment -- The currents of war -- Best circumspection -- The realities of war -- Necessary evil -- Fully justifiable -- What it takes to defend the nation -- Dictator of America -- Scorpion on a leash -- Between a hawk and a buzzard -- Onslaught -- The times that try men's souls -- Reevaluation -- Victory or death -- Idolatry -- Dictator perpetuo -- Tribunals & tribulations -- Prosecution of military duty -- A traitor lurks -- Treason of the blackest dye -- Courts-martial & commissions -- American military justice -- His excellency's loyal subjects: wartime rights of americans -- Total ruin -- Band of brethren -- Poison & peas -- America's defender -- License to plunder -- Not-so-civil civil war -- Could have been king -- Consummate prudence -- Winning the peace -- Spectacles and speculation -- Greatest man in the world
Control code
ocn778419445
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 420 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594036408
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012038961
Other physical details
ill., col. map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a408513
  • (OCoLC)778419445

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