George Washington Man and Monument
by Cunliffe Marcus
Publisher: Mentor Book 1958
Number of pages: 253
Washington has become not merely a mythical figure, but a myth of suffocating dullness, the victim of civic elephantiasis. Confronted by the shelves and shelves of "Washingtoniana" all those sonorous, repetitious, reverential items, the set pieces in adulation that are impossible to read without yawning we seek some sour antidote to so much saccharine, and tend to agree with Emerson: Every hero becomes a bore at last. . . .
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Sydney George Fisher - J.B. Lippincott Company
This is an analysis of the life and character of Franklin. The author endeavored to let Franklin speak for himself. The text is in the way of an estimate of his position, worth, and work, and gives every essential fact of his career.
by Thomas Jefferson - G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Autobiography left by Thomas Jefferson belongs to the literature of the Nation. The distinctive character of the man, his imagination, his intellectual force, and his patriotism, have served to make Jefferson a great figure in American history.
by Henry F. Graff - Advameg, Inc.
This a standard resource for students and the general public alike: U.S. presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush are profiled in depth. This is the story of the national political leadership of the country during the nearly two centuries.
by Lloyd Carpenter Griscom - Literary Guild of America
Mr. Griscom's life story reads like something out of one of Davis' own adventure tales. At 20 he found himself in London as Secretary to Mr. Bayard. Then came Constantinople, a veritable nest of spies, assassins and international intrigue ...