His Excellency

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400032532
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.

His Excellency

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400043767
Release Date: 2004-10-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose “statue-like solidity” concealed volcanic energies and emotions. Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being. From the Trade Paperback edition.

His Excellency

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 9781400032532
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.

His Excellency the Minister

Author: Jules Claretie
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783847204404
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Fiction

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

His Excellency

Author: Émile Zola
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015032855374
Release Date: 1897
Genre: French fiction

The sixth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, €His Excellency€Eugène€Rougon traces military life and love exploits€of Pierre Rougon's eldest son, Eugène. The novel is celebrated for faithfully portraying the political and social dynamics of the Second Empire in France.

His Excellency

Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 9781595690555
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Fiction

His Excellency (French: Son Excellence Eugene Rougon) - From Zola's Rougon-Macquart Series. "Son Excellence Eugene Rougon is the one existing French novel which gives the reader a fair general idea of what occurred in political spheres at an important period of the Empire. It is a book for foreigners and particularly Englishmen to read with profit, for there are yet many among them who cherish the delusion that Napoleon III. was not only a good and true friend of England, but also a wise and beneficent ruler of France; and this, although his reign began with bloodshed and trickery, was prolonged by means of innume-rable subterfuges, and ended in woe, horror, and disgrace... There is, of course, some fiction in the book; but, again and again, page after page, I have found a simple record of fact, just deftly adapted to suit the requirements of the narrative. The history of the Second Empire is probably as familiar to me as it is to M. Zola himself-for, like him, I grew to manhood in its midst, with better opportunities, too, than he had of observing certain of its distinguishing features - and thus I have been able to identify innumerable incidents and allusions, and trace to their very source some of the most curious passages in the book. And it is for this reason, and by virtue of my own knowledge and experience, that I claim for His Excellency the merit of reflecting things as they really were in the earlier years of the Imperial regime." (Ernest Alfred Vizetelly)"