George Washington

by David O. Stewart
George Washington
  • ISBN-13: 9780451488985
  • Author(s): David O. Stewart
  • Subject: Politics & government
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Publication Date: 11-02-2021
  • Format: h/b

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Washington's rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his mid-twenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his own military career thanks to an outrageous ego. But by his mid-forties, that headstrong, unwise young man had evolved into an unassailable leader chosen as the commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army. By his mid-fifties, he was unanimously elected the nation's first president. How did Washington emerge from the wilderness to become the single most essential force in the founding of the United States of America?
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Washington's rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his mid-twenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his own military career thanks to an outrageous ego. But by his mid-forties, that headstrong, unwise young man had evolved into an unassailable leader chosen as the commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army. By his mid-fifties, he was unanimously elected the nation's first president. How did Washington emerge from the wilderness to become the single most essential force in the founding of the United States of America?