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Author Achenbach, Joel.

Title The grand idea : George Washington's Potomac and the race to the west / Joel Achenbach.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.202 ACHE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Looking down upon the Potomac from his verandah at Mount Vernon, recently retired General George Washington imagined a route through the mountains to the vastness of the West. He was wrong about the river, but not about his country's destiny.
Subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Travel -- Potomac River Valley.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Political and social views.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Potomac River -- History -- 18th century.
Potomac River -- Navigation -- History -- 18th century.
Potomac River Valley -- Description and travel.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
ISBN 0684848570