In the American Grain - Study Guide George Washington Summary & Analysis

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The narrator begins by considering Washington a "typically good man." He continues by describing his power as ninety percent of the force behind the American Revolution, then discusses his physique, his impression on the women of the period, and his public personality. The writer then discloses what he believes was the real Washington, a man who, while he would not "evade anything" and could endure stress, actually preferred peace. He expressed a desire for the homestead, for the regularity of habit, and for private times. He maybe even explored the wilder paths, as Williams speculates, although he did keep up his public appearances as member of clubs and the local church congregation. The narrator also mentions how the wavering ones exploited Washington's temperament, saying that, despite Washington's success as one who couldn't give in at places like Valley Forge, the man...

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