History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration - Vol. 1

History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration - Vol. 1

History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration - Vol. 1

History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration - Vol. 1

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The series of pamphlets under the general title "Honor to George Washington" is divided into distinct subjects, each of which is expertly treated. This arrangement follows a systematic plan of development. It was considered advisable to deal with the life of Washington in this series of pamphlets by episodes and phases rather than in the usual historical order.

There are in existence a bewildering number of "lives of Washington" which chronicle significant events in his life, and most of these books are generally available to all readers. But to know George Washington, to place a proper valuation upon his character and services, and to appreciate those elements of his manhood which contributed to the sum of his greatness, we must study Washington by episodes in his life and by phases of his character. More important still is the fact that the material appearing in this series, and in all other publications of this Commission, has the seal of historical authenticity. Every statement and reference has been examined with the utmost care by the eminent historians of the Commission.

The readers of these chapters will find much material that is new, or that has been rescued from literary obscurity. They will find that these compilations have been arranged for the convenience of the student, as well as the casual biographical reader. The judgment of the Commission in so compiling and publishing these studies of George Washington has been amply vindicated by the tremendous demand for the work and by the intelligent and sympathetic comment that has come from students generally.

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