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

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

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Riding with George : sportsmanship & chivalry in the making of America's first president
Title
Riding with George
Title remainder
sportsmanship & chivalry in the making of America's first president
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Philip G. Smucker
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before George Washington was a president or general, he was a sportsman. Born in 1732, he had a physique and aspirations that were tailor made for his age, one in which displays of physical prowess were essential to recognition in society. At six feet two inches and with a penchant for rambunctious horse riding, what he lacked in formal schooling he made up for in physical strength, skill, and ambition. Virginia colonial society rewarded men who were socially adept, strong, graceful, and fair at play. Washington's memorable performances on the hunting field and on the battlefield helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas about athleticism and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. Washington's actions, taken individually and seen by others as the core of his being, helped a young nation bridge the old to the new and the aristocrat to the republican. --Publisher
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DLC
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Smucker, Philip G
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Virginia
  • Political culture
  • Sportsmanship
  • Washington, George
  • Manners and customs
  • Political culture
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Sportsmanship
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
Riding with George : sportsmanship & chivalry in the making of America's first president, Philip G. Smucker
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Augustan man 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 -- Two old 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
Control code
ocn989862465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781613736050
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016045667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989862465
Label
Riding with George : sportsmanship & chivalry in the making of America's first president, Philip G. Smucker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Augustan man 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 -- Two old 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
Control code
ocn989862465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781613736050
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016045667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989862465

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