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by Edward G. Lengel

Author: Edward G. Lengel
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (January 18, 2011)
Pages: 272 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.8
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Edward G. Lengel, an expert on Washington, has written a good book for those who want to know more about how history is sometimes distorted by biased writers, politicians, religious leaders, and others with their own motives.

Edward G. Motives that usually put them at variance from a steady focus on the truth. And, of course, there are the ever-present hucksters and civic boosters (Washington slept here!) simply wanting to make a quick buck off a famous name.

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In Inventing George Washington, historian Edward G. Lengel shows how the late president and war hero continued to serve his nation on two distinct levels

In Inventing George Washington, historian Edward G. Lengel shows how the late president and war hero continued to serve his nation on two distinct levels. The public Washington evolved into an eternal symbol as Father of His Country, while the private man remained at the periphery of the national vision-always just out of reach-for successive generations yearning to know him as never before. Both images, public and private, were vital to perceptions Americans had of their nation and themselves

Edward G. Lengel was born on August 9, 1968 in Washington, . Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory, Harper, 2011, ISBN 978-0-061-66258-4. His father Alan was an elementary school teacher; his mother Shelbia (née: Looper) worked for the Department of Health and Human Services. Lengel has one sibling, Eric Lengel. Lengel received a . in history in 1991 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His-and the Nation's-Prosperity, De Capo Press, 2016

In Inventing George Washington, a captivating counterpart to Lengel’s General George Washington: A. .

In Inventing George Washington, a captivating counterpart to Lengel’s General George Washington: A Military Life, the historian looks at Washington’s life and writings, at the creation of his mythos, and at what his legacy means for our nation and ourselves.

Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory.

When reading this book I was alternately amused and angered - amused . In another chapter Lengel examines the myths about Washington's love life.

When reading this book I was alternately amused and angered - amused from both the ridiculous myths that have been generated over the years and from Edward Lengel's deft satirical narration of them and angered by knowing that so many myths have been accepted by the public as truths. I was also upset that I had wasted my time reading such historical mumbo-jumbo. Lengel first examines the early nineteenth-century biographers, epitomized by Parson Weems, to see how they glorified Washington. Lengel’s study of the mythology of George Washington looks at the cherry tree, reincarnation rumors and whether America’s first president . America’s Founder, in Myth & Memory. Lengel’s study of the mythology of George Washington looks at the cherry tree, reincarnation rumors and whether America’s first president believed in Go. Continue reading the main story.

On February 24, 2011, Ed Lengel delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Inventing George Washington .

On February 24, 2011, Ed Lengel delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Inventing George Washington: America's Founder in Myth and Memory. In Inventing George Washington, Edward G. Lengel shows how the former president and war hero continued to serve his nation on two distinct levels after his death. The public Washington evolved into an eternal symbol as the "Father of His Country," while the private man remained at the periphery of the national vision for successive generations.

“Lengel’s Washington is the archetypal American soldier—an amateur citizen in arms who struggles to learn an unfamiliar and demanding craft on the job....Outstanding.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Glorious StruggleEditor-in-Chief of the Washington Papers Project  Edward G. Lengel delivers an entertaining and erudite history of America's Founding Father. In Inventing George Washington, a captivating counterpart to Lengel’s General George Washington: A Military Life, the historian looks at Washington’s life and writings, at the creation of his mythos, and at what his legacy means for our nation and ourselves.