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Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father

Autor: Stark, Peter

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Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father : A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria

Two 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. Naí¯ve 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 Revolution.

With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships.

By weaving together Washington's harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Modern
Biografía y Autobiografía   Presidents & Heads of State
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780062416063
ISBN 10:0062416065
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:514
Tamaño:9.33" l x 6.35" w x 1.46" h
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