Rules of Civility : The 110 Precepts That Guided Our First President in War and Peace (Hardcover)

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As a young man, Washington copied down 110 rules for civil behavior he admired from a Jesuit textbook. These are those rules, presented and interpreted by Brookhiser for the turbulent modern world. 18 illustrations.


Publisher Univ of Virginia Pr
Mfg Part# 9780813922188
SKU 33681422
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0813922186
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.25T
From the Publisher
Editors Note As a young man, George Washington admired and copied into a little notebook 110 rules for civil behavior that originated from a Jesuit textbook. Washington took these rules very much to heart, and that handwritten list remained with him throughout his life, serving as inspiring guidance from his military days at Valley Forge and Yorktown to his two terms as president.||Guidance that at first sounds archaic, it is in fact just as relevant as--indeed, possibly more necessary than--it was nearly three hundred years ago. Richard Brookhiser makes clear the pertinence of these rules for modern readers and proposes that now more than ever we will be wise to follow the modest example of such a great man. Witty and insightful, Brookhiser's commentary offers real-world instruction in the lost art of self-discipline, and his new preface provides a compelling and timely context in which to employ these guidelines today.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0096
Publisher University of Virginia Press
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