George Washington: The Forge of Experience, 1732-1775

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Contents
Introduction 3
i. A SELF-MADE MAN
1.
Birth of a Hero 9
2.
Termagant and Brother 18
3.
A Fairfax World 26
4.
Surveyor's Wages 34
5.
Death and a Beckoning Mission 46
ii. WAR IN THE WILDERNESS
6.
Forest Adventure 59
7.
Triggering the Seven Years' War 78
8.
Defeat and Perhaps Disgrace 93
9.
In and Out of the Army 110
10.
Nightmare 119
11.
Commander in Chief of What 132
12.
Hysteria 149
13.
Washington Turns to the Crown 169
14.
To Death's Door 176
15.
Adventures of the Heart 188
16.
Wrong Road to Victory 206
iii. TRUE HAPPINESS
17.
Domestic Enjoyments 227
18.
County Squire 249
19.
Children Not His Own 261
20.
British Debts versus American Markets 272
21.
Eyes West 289

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