Download A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His by Hendrik Booraem PDF

By Hendrik Booraem

The American Revolution gave start to a country, without end replaced the process political suggestion, and shattered and reworked the lives of the electorate of the hot republic. An iconic determine of the previous Northwest, governor, Indian fighter, basic within the conflict of 1812, and finally president, William Henry Harrison used to be one such citizen. The son of a wealthy Virginia planter, Harrison observed his kinfolk mansion burned and his kinfolk scattered. within the war’s aftermath, he rejected his inherited ideals approximately slavery, faith, and authority, and made an idealistic dedication to serve the United States.

This led him to the U.S. military, which on the time was once a sorry choice of drunks and derelicts who have been approximately to be reorganized within the face of a major clash with the Indian countries of the Ohio valley. writer Hendrik Booraem follows Harrison as Gen. Anthony Wayne tried to rebuild the military right into a scuffling with strength, first in Pittsburgh, then in Cincinnati and the forests of the Northwest. A voracious reader of historical past and the classics, Harrison turned thinking about the archaeology and ethnology of the sector, whilst his army provider resulted in a dramatic showdown with the British military, which had secretly been assisting the Indians.

By age 21, Harrison had completed virtually every little thing he had set his middle on—adventure, acceptance, highbrow stimulation, or even a small degree of strength. He was once the youngest guy to place his identify to the Treaty of Greenville, which ended Indian keep an eye on over Ohio lands and opened the way in which for improvement and statehood. He even gained a bride: Anna Symmes, the Eastern-educated daughter of pioneer landowner John Cleves Symmes. whilst Congress voted to downsize the military, 25-year-old Harrison, now a family members guy, fumbled for a moment career.

Drawing on quite a few basic records, Booraem re-creates army lifestyles as Lieutenant Harrison skilled it—a lifetime of duels, self-discipline, rivalries, hardships, baffling encounters with the natives and social family among officials and males, army and civilians, and males and women.

Show description

Read or Download A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798 PDF

Similar biographies of presidents & heads of state books

The Roosevelt Myth (LFB)

Franklin D. Roosevelt is taken into account the most-sainted president of the 20 th century. you need to glance all over to find the reality approximately his personality and regulations. yet as John T. Flynn notes during this landmark 1948 quantity, FDR really lengthy the good melancholy and intentionally dragged the rustic right into a struggle that heavily compromised American liberties.

James K. Polk: A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny (Biographies in American Foreign Policy)

While he was once elected President in 1845, James ok. Polk was once merely forty nine years old-at that point the youngest president ever to be elected. He confronted a conflicted kingdom at the verge of large territorial growth. James ok. Polk's 4 years in place of work marked the best interval of territorial acquisition within the historical past of the country-what big apple journalist John O'Sullivan termed because the 'Manifest future' of the USA to extend around the continent.

Black Princes.

'Black Princes'. a sequence of far-flung incidents. probably now not connectedbut which cumulated in a single of the second one global War'smost diabolical occasions. A nation's secrets and techniques, while laudable within the brief time period, may still inside an inexpensive passage of time beaired for all to determine. secrets and techniques hence encapsulated offer for wild hypothesis and finally distrust.

Mao Zedong. ›Es wird Kampf geben‹: Eine Biografie (German Edition)

An dem ›großen Steuermann‹ Mao Zedong scheiden sich bis heute die Geister: Steht er als Diktator in einer Reihe mit Hitler und Stalin oder muss er als Visionär gesehen werden, der China als die kommende Weltmacht auf den Weg brachte? Bislang erschöpfen sich die Betrachtungen seines Lebenswegs in skandalfreudigen Dämonisierungen seiner Persönlichkeit.

Additional resources for A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 35 votes