George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402249535
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"Labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial fire called conscience." "Run not in the streets. . .nor with mouth open; go not upon the toes nor in a dancing fashion." George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous man. Humility and flawless manners were so ingrained in his character that he rarely if ever acted without them. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior" that governed Washington's etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious. These rules are as instructive and invaluable today as they were hundreds of years ago. George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior includes the complete text of the rules, as well as famous Washington writings such as: -Farewell to the Armies speech -Inaugural Address -Retirement Address -Address at the End of His Presidency

Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

Author: J. M. Toner
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780265290538
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Excerpt from Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation: A Paper Found Among the Early Writings of George Washington Entitles, A Journal of my Journey over the Mountains begun II March 1747 It will be seen from this date that he was then but 16. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442222328
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Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. These concise rules to live by have been studied and copied by millions of readers eager to absorb Washington’s secrets of success in life and work. Neither unduly severe nor sentimental, the rules have stood the test of time and still reverberate today.

GEORGE WASHINGTONS RULES OF CI

Author: Moncure Daniel Conway
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781366500687
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It were a noble task for any competent hand to adapt the Rules given in this volume, and those of the later French work, and still more those of Master Obadiah Walker's book on -Education,- to the conditions and ideas of our time, for the use of schools. From the last-named work, that of a Master of University College, Oxford, I will take for my conclusion a pregnant passage. -The greatest Magnetismes in the World are Civility, Conforming to the innocent humours, and infirmities, sometimes, of others, readiness to do courtesies for all, Speaking well of all behind their backs. And sly Affability, which is not only to be used in common and unconcerning speech, but upon all occasions. A man may deny a request, chide, reprehend, command &c. affably, with good words, nor is there anything so harsh which may not be inoffensively represented.

George Washington s Farewell Address

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518309402
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Every American is taught a pristine narrative of the life and legacy of George Washington and can easily recite the highlights of the "Father of Our Country". The remarkable Virginian led an under-resourced, rag-tag army to ultimate victory in the American Revolution before becoming the nation's first president, setting it on its path toward superpower status. He may not have actually chopped down a cherry tree or tossed a silver dollar across the Potomac, but his contemporaries considered his character above reproach. When Washington voluntary resigned as commander of the armies, he stunned the world. Everyone in the colonies and the world realized that Washington, at the head of the last army standing in the colonies, could have made himself king of the new United States on the spot, and it would have been a move supported by his rank and file soldiers. Instead, Washington became the first Westerner to voluntarily demobilize his army, ensuring civilian control of the new nation. King George III called Washington "the greatest character of the age" for making that decision. As President from 1788-1796, Washington set every precedent for the executive branch of the new government, from forming a "Cabinet" to limiting himself to two terms. He even set precedents with his farewell address, which helped guide the policies of subsequent administrations.

The General Who Would Be King

Author: John Ripin Miller
Publisher: Little A
ISBN: 9781477820193
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When young Josiah Penn Stockbridge accepts the position as aide-de-camp to George Washington at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he thinks only of the glory and romance of battle. He is unprepared for the reality of America’s bloody fight for independence. The Continental Army is starving, underpaid, and dangerously close to mutiny, and Washington fights not just to defeat the British but to maintain order and morale among his own men. As anonymous letters by officers calling for revolt circulate through camp in Newburgh, New York, Washington must make a choice: preserve the young republic by keeping civilian control of the military, or reshape the new government by standing in solidarity with his troops and assuming greater power for himself. During one fateful week in American history, Josiah will watch a conflicted general become a legend and will discover for himself that the greatest struggles of war are those within the hearts and minds of fallible men.

George Washington

Author: Michael Crawley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523451197
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"This book does not aim to compete with serious academic scholarship about Washington or the events that shaped his life, but rather to serve as a gateway to such scholarship for the casual reader who may be interested in acquiring a basic understanding of the facts of his biography. It condenses the findings of a number of lengthier and more in-depth sources, with as much reference as possible in the limitations of space to primary sources."--Introduction (page 10).

George isms

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Atheneum
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Presents 110 quotations about civility and behavior that George Washington copied when he was fourteen years old and attempted to live by.

George Washington the Writer

Author: Carolyn P. Yoder
Publisher: Calkins Creek
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A selection of the first President's writings follows his life from an entry in his journal written as a teenager to his last diary entry written the day before he died, showing a man who was dedicated to his family, friends, home, and the country he helped shape.

Rules of Civility

Author: George Washington
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507658659
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"Rules of Civility", by George Washington. George Washington was first President of the United States (1732-1799).