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Inventing George Washington
By Edward G. Lengel. ISBN 978-0-06-166258-4. Copyright 2011. Hardcover with 249 pages including bibliography, notes, and index.
Edward Lengel, a University of Virginia professor, editor in chief of “The Papers of George Washington”, and author of “This Glorious Struggle” and “General George Washington: A Military Life”, offers a fresh look at America’s first founding father. This entertaining and erudite history covers the creation of myths and legends about George Washington and seeks the underlying truths of the stories.