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The Resource Mr. President : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger, (electronic resource/)

Mr. President : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger, (electronic resource/)

Label
Mr. President : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
Title
Mr. President
Title remainder
George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary. In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, "Mr. President" describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation. Constantly weighing preservation of the Union against preservation of individual liberties and states' rights, Washington assumed more power with each crisis. In a series of brilliant but unconstitutional maneuvers he forced Congress to cede control of the four pillars of executive power: war, finance, foreign affairs, and law enforcement. Drawing on rare documents and letters, Unger shows how Washington combined political cunning and sheer genius to seize ever-widening powers, impose law and order while ensuring individual freedom, and shape the office of President of the United States. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CN3GA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unger, Harlow G.
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E311
LC item number
.U54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Executive power
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
  • Executive power
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Mr. President : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=661878
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Mutiny over Bounties -- A Coup d¿Etat in Philadelphia 000 Chapter 3. His Highness, the President -- "Do You Advise and Consent?" -- The Shell Game -- Alive with Wrath -- Tar and Taxes -- The French Plot -- "The President Was Much Inflamed" -- Venomous Reptiles on Our Shores -- The Madman and the Indians -- The Final Pillar -- Farewell from a Friend -- First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
Control code
ocn895714534
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780306822414
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A6C573A-479F-4C40-B166-4D500F853BA0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895714534
  • (Sirsi) a1864488
Label
Mr. President : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=661878
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Mutiny over Bounties -- A Coup d¿Etat in Philadelphia 000 Chapter 3. His Highness, the President -- "Do You Advise and Consent?" -- The Shell Game -- Alive with Wrath -- Tar and Taxes -- The French Plot -- "The President Was Much Inflamed" -- Venomous Reptiles on Our Shores -- The Madman and the Indians -- The Final Pillar -- Farewell from a Friend -- First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
Control code
ocn895714534
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780306822414
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A6C573A-479F-4C40-B166-4D500F853BA0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895714534
  • (Sirsi) a1864488

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