The Grand Idea

The Grand Idea

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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.For years hea#39;d been talking to friends and comrades (perhaps to the point of tediousness) about the Potomac, the West, the problems with the weak national government, the importance of binding together the fragments of the Union, and so onanbsp;...

Title:The Grand Idea
Author:Joel Achenbach
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2004


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