George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavoiour

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavoiour
Author: George Washington
Pages: 63
ISBN: 1904991734
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Release: 2006-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume shows how we can all gain from imitating George Washington, whose ideas of dignity and respect for his fellow peers began with these rules and were followed diligently throughout his life, ultimately shaping both his outward demeanor and his nation.

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

Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
Author: George Washington
Pages: 34
ISBN: UOM:39015008918701
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Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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George Washington s Rules to Live by

George Washington s Rules to Live by
Author: George Washington
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9781426315008
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Release: 2014
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gift-appropriate, modernized adaptation of more than 100 maxims according to which the first president conducted his life shares insight into Washington's beliefs and the historical events of his time, in a lighthearted etiquette primer complemented by whimsical caricature illustrations.

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior
Author: George Washington
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781442222328
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Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Civility

Civility
Author: Steven Michael Selzer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781524856380
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rudeness. Crudeness. Thoughtlessness. Hostility. Uncivilized behavior is everywhere. We all recognize how much happier we’d be if the prevailing culture were a civil one. Sometimes, in order to move forward, we need to take a long look back. At the age of fourteen, George Washington wrote 110 guidelines to cultivate civility and orient himself toward others, which he called Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation. In this book author Steven Selzer examines and expands on Washington’s rules, proving they’re still as necessary today as they were 250 years ago. With subjects ranging from media literacy to choosing friends to nail biting, the principles and proposals in Civility will enable readers to better handle interpersonal conflicts, conduct business, manage everyday stress with grace, and treat their fellow citizens with more respect.

George Washington s Rules of Civility

George Washington   s Rules of Civility
Author: Moncure D. Conway
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9783732645817
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Release: 2018-04-05
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: George Washington ́s Rules of Civility by Moncure D. Conway

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversations

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversations
Author: George Washington
Pages: 8
ISBN: OCLC:85050071
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Washington s Farewell Address to the People of the United States 1796

Washington s Farewell Address to the People of the United States  1796
Author: George Washington
Pages: 25
ISBN: UOM:39015062438786
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Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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You Never Forget Your First

You Never Forget Your First
Author: Alexis Coe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780735224124
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN NPR CONCIERGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR “In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he is not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War cast him as the nation's hero, he was desperate to retire, but the founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. When he retired years later, no one talked him out of it. He left the highest office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the men, women, and children he owns--before he succumbs to death. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers--including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads--inhaling every page.

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility
Author: Amor Towles
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101517062
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Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and the forthcoming The Lincoln Highway, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

General George Washington

General George Washington
Author: Edward G. Lengel
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780812969504
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Release: 2007
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A definitive military portrait of America's first president traces Washington's wartime experiences from the 1750s to the 1790s, assessing the characteristics, successes, and failures of George Washington as a military strategist, tactician, administrator, and leader of men and explaining how he unified and shaped the military forces that won the American Revolution. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Being George Washington

Being George Washington
Author: Glenn Beck,Kevin Balfe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781451659276
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Combining biography and George Washington's own writings with his own trademark insights, comments and sidebars, a controversial TV host asserts that Washington's beliefs and values are especially important to remember as the 2012 election approaches. Reprint.

GEORGE WASHINGTON Ultimate Collection

GEORGE WASHINGTON Ultimate Collection
Author: George Washington,Washington Irving,Woodrow Wilson,Moncure D. Conway,Julius F. Sachse
Pages: 1428
ISBN: 9788026894483
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

George Washington is an American hero whose fame is not wholly accounted for by the record of his life. Like Lincoln he was infinitely greater than anything he did. A military genius, he wrested liberty from tyranny; a statesman, he helped evolve a stable government from political chaos; a patriot, he refused a crown. Wisdom, patience, tolerance, courage, consecration to the righteous cause animated his every act. Contents: Life of George Washington by Washington Irving George Washington by Woodrow Wilson Journal of My Journey Over the Mountains The Journal of Major George Washington: Sent by the Hon. Robert Dinwiddie to the Commandant of the French Forces in Ohio George Washington's Rules of Civility George Washington in Revolutionary War George Washington's Remarks About the French and Indian War Inaugural Addresses State of the Union Addresses Messages to Congress Washington's Masonic Correspondence Letters of George Washington Farewell Address Last Will and Testament

By George

By George
Author: Steven Selzer
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781449409418
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Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rudeness. Crudeness. Thoughtlessness. Uncivilized behavior is everywhere. From the boss who publicly chews out her assistant and the student who bullies his professor to the sports fan who yells obscenities at the ballgame, there's little doubt that we live in an increasingly barbaric world. When author Steven Selzer was researching the subject of civility, he found that George Washington had written 110 rules of civility and decent behavior at the age of 14. Although these guidelines are 250 years old, they are still pertinent in today's society. By George: Mr. Washington's Guide to Civility presents the 110 rules with engaging and conversational commentary after each rule, describing how it can be applied in modern life. Interspersed throughout the book are anecdotes, sidebars, and quotes. The tips and principles in By George will enable readers to better handle interpersonal conflicts, conduct business, and manage everyday stress with grace and civility. Rule #56: Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. Rule #40: Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty. Rule #37: In speaking to others, do not lean nor look them full in the face, nor approach too near them. At least keep a full pace from them. Rule #35: Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive. Rule #22: Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another though he were your enemy.

A Powerful Mind

A Powerful Mind
Author: Adrienne M. Harrison
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781612347899
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His formal schooling abruptly cut off at age eleven, George Washington saw his boyhood dream of joining the British army evaporate and recognized that even his aspiration to rise in colonial Virginian agricultural society would be difficult. Throughout his life he faced challenges for which he lacked the academic foundations shared by his more highly educated contemporaries. Yet Washington's legacy is clearly not one of failure. Breaking new ground in Washington scholarship and American revolutionary history, Adrienne M. Harrison investigates the first president's dedicated process of self-directed learning through reading, a facet of his character and leadership long neglected by historians and biographers. In A Powerful Mind, Harrison shows that Washington rose to meet these trials through a committed campaign of highly focused reading, educating himself on exactly what he needed to do and how best to do it. In contrast to other famous figures of the revolution--Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin--Washington did not relish learning for its own sake, viewing self-education instead as a tool for shaping himself into the person he wanted to be. His two highest-profile and highest-risk endeavors--commander in chief of the Continental Army and president of the fledgling United States--are a testament to the success of his strategy.

George Washington s Rules of civility

George Washington s Rules of civility
Author: G. Washington
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9785871278529
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Release: 1890
Editor: Рипол Классик
Language: en

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George Washington

George Washington
Author: Kevin J. Hayes
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780190456672
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Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Revered as a general and trusted as America's first elected leader, George Washington is considered a great many things in the contemporary imagination, but an intellectual is not one of them. In correcting this longstanding misconception, George Washington: A Life in Books offers a stimulating literary biography that traces the effects of a life spent in self-improvement"--

The Education of George Washington

The Education of George Washington
Author: Austin Washington
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781621572206
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Release: 2014-02-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

George Washington—a man of honor, bravery and leadership. He is known as America’s first President, a great general, and a humble gentleman, but how did he become this man of stature? The Education of George Washington answers this question with a new discovery about his past and the surprising book that shaped him. Who better to unearth them than George Washington’s great-nephew, Austin Washington? Most Washington fans have heard of “The Rules of Civility” and learned that this guided our first President. But that’s not the book that truly made George Washington who he was. In The Education of George Washington, Austin Washington reveals the secret that he discovered about Washington’s past that explains his true model for conduct, honor, and leadership—an example that we could all use. The Education of George Washington also includes a complete facsimile of the forgotten book that changed George Washington's life.

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility
Author: Moncure Daniel Conway,George Washington
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1604241330
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Release: 2007-09
Editor: Book Jungle
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Among the manuscript books of George Washington, preserved in the State Archives at Washington City, the earliest bears the date, written in it by himself, 1745. Washington was born February 11, 1731 O. S., so that while writing in this book he was either near the close of his fourteenth, or in his fifteenth, year. It is entitled "Forms of Writing", has thirty folio pages, and the contents, all in his boyish handwriting, are sufficiently curious. Amid copied forms of exchange, bonds, receipts, sales, and similar exercises, occasionally, in ornate penmanship, there are poetic selections, among them lines of a religious tone on "True Happiness". But the great interest of the book centres in the pages headed : "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation". The book had been gnawed at the bottom by Mount Vernon mice, before it reached the State Archives, and nine of the 110 Rules have thus suffered, the sense of several being lost...

George Washington

George Washington
Author: David O. Stewart
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780451488992
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart “An outstanding biography… [George Washington] has a narrative drive such a life deserves.”—The Wall Street Journal Washington's rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his midtwenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his own military career thanks to an outrageous ego. But by his midforties, that headstrong, unwise young man had evolved into an unassailable leader chosen as the commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army. By his midfifties, he was unanimously elected the nation's first president. How did Washington emerge from the wilderness to become the central founder of the United States of America? In this remarkable new portrait, award-winning historian David O. Stewart unveils the political education that made Washington a master politician—and America's most essential leader. From Virginia's House of Burgesses, where Washington learned the craft and timing of a practicing politician, to his management of local government as a justice of the Fairfax County Court to his eventual role in the Second Continental Congress and his grueling generalship in the American Revolution, Washington perfected the art of governing and service, earned trust, and built bridges. The lessons in leadership he absorbed along the way would be invaluable during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the new nation.