A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of AstoriaTwo decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War—a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American...
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- I have always valued George Washington as a great general. I have even visit d obscure sites to see obscure Washington letters, like the Lilly library and his letter accepting the presidency. Over all this book is wonderful.That being read, me personally, I struggled with the man I have always admired in how he was FACTUALLY portrayed in this book. It is not the fault of the author for presenting the truth as it is, and the author did. Rather it ...
- This biography concentrates on Young Washington prior to and during the French and Indian War. Mr. Stark portrays a young man learning to be soldier, commander and growing into manhood in the aristocratic Virginia society. Several little known, or shared, episodes are presented.
- Most of the books I have read on George Washington's life focus on his Revolutionary War service or on his presidency . This book focuses on the early days of Washington's military service under the British. It flows nicely and is an easy read .
- our historical violence makes me ashamed to be human.