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Blood of Tyrants

George Washington & The Forging Of The Presidency

By Logan. Beirne

Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into the forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation’s first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution in the heat of battle.

Key episodes illustrate how the Founders dealt with thorny wartime issues: Who decides war strategy? When should we use military tribunals over civilian trials? Should we inflict harsh treatment on enemy captives if it means saving American lives? How do we protect citizens’ rights when the nation is struggling to defend itself? Beirne finds evidence in previously-unexplored documents such as General Washington’s letters debating torture, an eyewitness account of the military tribunal that executed a British prisoner, Founders’ letters warning against government debt, and communications pointing to a power struggle between Washington and the Continental Congress.

Vivid stories from the Revolution frame Washington’s pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution. The Founders saw the first American commander in chief as the template for all future presidents: a leader who would fiercely defend Americans’ rights and liberties against all forms of aggression.

Blood of Tyrants pulls the reader directly into the scenes, filling the void in our understanding of the presidency and our ingenious Founders’ pragmatic approach to issues we still face today.

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2013

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9781594036408


Format: Book
Author: Beirne, Logan.
Title: Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency / Logan Beirne.
Publisher Date: New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Influence. Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Military leadership. Strategic culture -- United States -- History. Presidents -- United States -- Biography Generals -- United States -- Biography United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns Civil-military relations -- United States -- History. United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809
Isbn: 9781594036408 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Beirne, Logan.
Title: Blood of tyrants : George Washington & the forging of the presidency / Logan Beirne.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
Description: viii, 420 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Influence.
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Military leadership.
Subjects: Strategic culture -- United States -- History.
Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Generals -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns
Subjects: Civil-military relations -- United States -- History.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-406) and index.
LCCN: 2012038961
ISBN: 9781594036408 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 973.3 Bei