Young Washington
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 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.

Young Washington Details

TitleYoung Washington
Author
ReleaseMay 1st, 2018
PublisherEcco
ISBN-139780062416087
Rating
GenreHistory, Biography, Nonfiction, Politics, Presidents, North American Hi..., American History

Young Washington Review

  • Jwduke
    January 1, 1970
    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 was my fault for holding Washington above all othe 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 was my fault for holding Washington above all others. In short he wasn’t great. He was a self centered, whiny, greedy, jealous, envious, sensitive, immature man who happened to be the most experienced in warfare when someone was needed to fight a war. He actually started the seven year war himself, out of avarice. I will never look at him the same way. The book is good. You should read it.
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  • Douglas Fugate
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Yosef Shapiro
    January 1, 1970
    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 .
  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent!
  • Lorna
    January 1, 1970
    our historical violence makes me ashamed to be human.
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