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The Life of George Washington in Words of One Syllable-logo

The Life of George Washington in Words of One Syllable

Josephine Pollard

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.)

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.)
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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.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:25