The Life of George Washington in Words of One Syllable

Josephine POLLARD (1834 - 1892)

The Life story of a public man cannot help being to some extent the same thing as a history of the times in which he lived, and to the case of none does this remark apply with more force than to that of the "Father of his Country;" which very title shows the degree to which the personality of its bearer became identified with the public life of the nation. While a great deal of the space in this book, consequently, has had to be devoted to American Revolutionary History, it is hoped that excess in this direction has been avoided, and that the main purpose of the work will be attained, i.e. to give its young readers a distinct and vivid idea of the exalted character and priceless services of Washington, so far as these can be brought within the understanding of a child. (Summary from the preface of the book.)

Genre(s): General

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Boyhood ACBowgus
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Play 02 Youth ACBowgus
00:11:32
Play 03 The First Step To Fame ACBowgus
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Play 04 To The Front ACBowgus
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Play 05 As Aide-De-Camp ACBowgus
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Play 06 Colonel Of Virginia Troops ACBowgus
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Play 07 The Home Of Washington ACBowgus
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Play 08 The Battle Of Bunker Hill ACBowgus
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Play 09 Commander-In-Chief ACBowgus
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Play 10 In And Near New York ACBowgus
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Play 11 A Sad Year ACBowgus
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Play 12 Foes In The Camp ACBowgus
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Play 13 The Hardships Of War ACBowgus
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Play 14 The Close Of The War ACBowgus
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Play 15 First In Peace ACBowgus
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