By Stephen Brumwell
Winner of the distinguished George Washington ebook Prize, George Washington is a bright recounting of the early life and army profession of "The Father of his Country," following his trip from brutal border skirmishes with the French and their local American allies to his amazing victory over the British Empire, an success that underpinned his choice because the first president of the USA of the US. The e-book makes a speciality of a facet of Washington that's usually neglected: the feisty younger frontier officer and the early occupation of the cruel forty-something commander of the revolutionaries' ragtag Continental Army.
Award-winning historian Stephen Brumwell indicates how, sarcastically, Washington's reliance upon English types of "gentlemanly" behavior, and on British army association, used to be an important in setting up his management of the fledgling Continental military, and in forging it into the weapon that secured American independence. Drawing on a variety of resources, together with unique archival learn, Brumwell brings a clean new point of view in this striking person, whose fusion of gentleman and warrior left an indelible imprint on historical past.