In this groundbreaking new look at our first citizen, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson masterfully chronicles how George Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement four years after the War of Independence to lead-and unite-the struggling new nation. Though the period between the Revolution and the Presidency has previously been neglected in studies of Washington's life, Larson's striking reassessment shows that Washington's greatness in fact rests on these years-1783 to 1789-and rightfully elevates our foremost Founding Father's GÇ£forgotten yearsGÇ¥ to a central place in the American story. From the moment of General Washington's resignation, to his victory in the first federal elections and triumphant inauguration in New York, The Return of George Washington is a landmark work that will forever change our understanding and appreciation of America's great founder.
The Coronation LP: 1783-1789
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