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In his book, Washington the Indispensable Man, James T. Flexner attempts to show just how important Washington was in the development of this country. Washington was not a diplomat or a great intellect nor was he a master of military strategy. What he was, was a self-made man; a leader of men who commanded respect and loyalty.

Editions for Washington: The Indispensable Man: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover publi. "Washington: The Indispensable Man" is James Thomas Flexner's single-volume abridgment of his epic four-volume series on George Washington published between and Flexner wasted little time accommodating those who implored him to author a biography accessible to a wider audience, and as a result this single-volume work was published in   This book was an excellent follow up to Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals.

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Stahr gives Seward his due in this intelligent and illuminating biography of one of the most important political figures of the 19th century He wasn't just Lincoln's indispensable man; throughout his career Seward was an indispensable man to the nation.

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Based on the author's 4-volume set (!) this covers the main points of most of Washington's life.4/5(5). Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man was first published by Simon & Schuster on Septem The book is also available in paperback, electronic and audio editions.

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Read and you will discover he was truly the indispensable man to the creation of America. A man of integrity when the word meant something with a remarkable courage in combat and in his own life trying to change for the better who he was and who we were to become.

Read more/5(). George Washington (Febru – Decem ) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and founding father who served as the first president of the United States from to Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for presided at the Constitutional Convention ofwhich established the U.S.

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Groves () than a history of the Manhattan /5(8). There’s no indispensable man. Memoirs are all about me, myself, and I — what someone did, who they were, why their life had significance.

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It is the twelfth episode of the series overall, and debuted on Janu Ichabod and Abbie discover a dark secret buried within the pages of George Washington's Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father's death. His one-volume abridgment, Washington: The Indispensable Man (), is the basis for Sterling Signature's illustrated edition.

Flexner was also the author of The Young Hamilton (on Alexander Hamilton), Mohawk Baronet (on Sir William Johnson), and The Traitor and the Spy: Benedict Arnold and John Andre, and many books on American art.4/5(5).Get this from a library!

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