Publisher description for Patriarch : George Washington and the new American nation / Richard Norton Smith.


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A dramatic portrait of George Washington's presidential years, Patriarch is a gripping story of politics and statecraft. Smith describes Washington's struggle to preside over the bitter feud between Jefferson and Hamilton--two brilliant members of his cabinet--while attempting to distinguish the first presidency.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Washington, George, -- 1732-1799.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1797.