18th century

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides

By Rosalyn Schanzer

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Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution. Loads of primary source quotes presented in speech bubbles help provide a full account of the birth of the United States, offering insights into the actions and convictions of participants on both sides of the Atlantic.
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George Washington: An Illustrated Biography

By David A. Adler

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Here is the full story of the life of George Washington, told with the help of quotes from his voluminous correspondence and accounts from his peers. Adler brings to life the man behind the great soldier and statesman and unveils the dignity and humility that were the backbone of a person whose life has been called "an indispensable study for American youth." Historical illustrations, along with an index, chronology, bibliography, and sources notes are included.
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George Washington

By Lenny Hort

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George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation.
A DK biography filled with anecdotes and photographs.

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George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

By Brandon Marie Miller

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This book weaves a rich tapestry of Washington’s life, allowing kids to connect with his story in 21 hands-on projects based on his experiences and the times in which he lived. Children will learn how to tie a cravat, write with a quill pen, follow animal tracks, sew a lady’s cap, plant a garden, roll a beeswax candle, play a game of Quoits, and make a replica of Washington’s commander-in-chief flag. The text includes a time line, glossary, websites, travel resources, and a reading list for further study.
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Washington at Valley Forge

By Russell Freedman

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Washington's army nearly perished during the winter of 1777-78. Camped at Valley Forge, the revolutionaries endured severe hardship. The army's supply system had collapsed and they were without supplies. But when the harsh winter ended, the soldiers had survived, and marched away from Valley Forge more determined than ever.

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Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

By Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Matt Phelan.

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Portrays George Washington as a shy boy who wasn't afraid of anything except talking to people, but who grew up to lead an army against the British and serve as president of the new nation.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe

By Debbie Levy

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Contents: Revolutionary roots -- Soldier to politician -- A thankless mission -- Governor Monroe -- Jefferson's man in Europe -- Seasoned leader -- The fifth president -- Times of change -- Winding down.

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Daniel Boone: Beyond the Mountains

By Patricia Calvert

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The famous mountain man Daniel Boone was one of the first American folk heroes. In 1778 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. He served as a militia officer in the Revolutionary War, was captured and adopted by the Shawnee tribe, and served in the Virginia General Assembly. For a time, he and his family lived in Culpeper, Virginia.
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