Wiencek's revelatory narrative, based on a meticulous examination of private papers, court records, and voluminous archives, documents for the first time the moral transformation culminating in George Washington's determination to emancipate his slaves. 416 p.Wiencek's revelatory narrative, based on a meticulous examination of private papers, court records, and voluminous archives, documents for the first time the moral transformation culminating in George Washington's determination to emancipate his slaves. 416 p.Read Less
Fine in very good dust jacket. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, 2003. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/VG, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 404pgs(Index). Price clipped, DJ rubbed head and foot of spine, nicked at fore-edge corner tips, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. ISBN 0374175268 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
New in fine dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, DJ BRIGHT CLEAN, VERY VERY SLIGHT ASSORTED RUBS, ELSE NEW. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 404 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING
Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author (2003) on verso with stated First Edition with no additional number sequence. Book cover is attractive 3/4 cream with darker brown spine with quite bright gold lettering. Internally clean, sound, and unmarked white pages. Author's signature on cover of title page below printed name. Dust Jacket not price clipped at $26.00. Dust Jacket without flaws.16 b/w plates 404 pages "In his revisionist new book about Washington, Mr. Wiencek examines the first president's own dawning comprehension of what slavery entailed. And the process of fathoming Washington's moral evolution is not a simple one. As the least candid of Founding Fathers ("then, as now, no one could quite tell how he made up his mind about something, " Mr. Wiencek writes), he did not leave the kinds of diaries or letters that have made John Adams, Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin such hits as historical subjects. But Mr. Wiencek, threshing and all, rises to the challenge of turning Washington's very furtiveness into a source of fascination." (Janet Maslinn New York Times)
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