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Riding with George : sportsmanship & chivalry in the making of America's first president / Philip G. Smucker.

Smucker, Philip G., (author.).

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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 973.41092 SMUCKER (Text) 37500004414526 New Items Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781613736050
  • ISBN: 1613736053
  • Physical Description: xviii, 362 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: life, liberty, and the pursuit of the fox -- Part I. Englishman in America -- Passage into the woods -- Born on an empire's edge -- Mother, manners, and cockfights -- Blood sports in the Shenandoah -- A gentleman's code -- The sorrows of young George -- Part II. War games and folly -- Mission for a flawed hero -- Charms of war -- Brave to a fault -- Cavalier in love and war -- Hog wild in Winchester -- Part III. Gentleman sportsman -- En garde! -- Minuets and other gentler conflicts -- Augustanman of manners -- In the garden with Martha -- Good masters and petty tyrants -- Gentleman rebel -- Bowling with George -- Part IV. Clever like a fox -- The world is his stage -- Victory or death -- A fine fox chase -- Drama in the valley of death -- Twoold school chevaliers -- Part V. Master of manners -- Leading the Revolution in style -- Southern persuasions -- Fear and glory at the races -- L'aristocrat meets le guillotine -- Sportsman for all seasons -- Epilogue: America's first sporting president and all the rest.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Presidents > Sports > United States.
Presidents > United States > Social life and customs.
Virginia > Social life and customs > 18th century.
Political culture > United States > History > 18th century.
Sportsmanship > Virginia > History > 18th century.

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