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

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. Nave and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and India A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria Two...

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Title:Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father
Author:Peter Stark
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Genres:History
ISBN:Young Washington
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:528 pages pages

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

  • John
    Jun 05, 2018
    4.5 stars. A good history should be: 1. Well-written. Poorly written history is the bane of the world! Fortunately, Mr. Stark writes very, very well. 2. Help the reader see a historical subject in a new way. Again, Mr. Stark delivers very well. It's not like there is a dearth of in...
  • Lorna
    May 21, 2018
    our historical violence makes me ashamed to be human. ...
  • Steve
    Jul 07, 2018
    A interesting view of George Washington and his failed attempt to lead his men against the French and Indians during the French and Indian War. However, I'm sure Washington learned and gained lessons twenty years later when he led the Continental Army during the American Revolution aga...
  • Yosef Shapiro
    May 06, 2018
    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 . ...
  • Karl
    Jul 24, 2018
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  • Jerome
    Sep 04, 2018
    A well-researched, engaging work. Stark does a great job providing a picture of what it would have been like to be present at the time. He does a great job providing insight into such contextual matters as the Virginia aristocracy and the lifestyle of people in London. Stark also do...
  • Dave
    Apr 27, 2018
    Excellent! ...
  • Cindy
    Aug 03, 2018
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  • Larry Van Bibber
    Jun 30, 2018
    I gave it a five since the book is focused on battles near Pittsburgh and covers many famous military leaders such as Pitt, Braddock, Forbes,Grant and St Clair in addition to Washington. Of course Ft. Duquesne and Fort Necessity are featured. I didn't realize that all of these names we...
  • Jason Roland
    May 29, 2018
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  • Jwduke
    May 29, 2018
    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 m...
  • Eric Fischer
    Jun 11, 2018
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  • Bill Hopkins
    Aug 27, 2018
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  • Caseyfast
    Jun 01, 2018
    The book covers a time in US history that is not too familiar to many and shows Washington's flaws as he struggled to establish himself. I have read some of the original letters referenced in the book that Stark skillfully brings to bare. Washington had human defects similar to those o...
  • Betty Ann
    Aug 25, 2018
    This could have been a great read without so much repetition. I got bored numerous times and was tempted to discard it and move on. ...
  • David Barney
    Jul 08, 2018
    A nice perspective of George Washington in his 20?s. The book helps the reader have a better understanding of events that had a shaping effect on Washington. ...
  • Karen Dominick
    Jun 13, 2018
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  • Douglas Fugate
    Apr 03, 2018
    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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    Jul 30, 2018
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  • Al Anderer
    Aug 08, 2018
    Some little know facts about George's early life and his anxieties to prove himself to his friends and himself. The prelude to the battle that destroyed the British army in the Ohio valley makes for great reading. Washington survived Braddock's Defeat. In the next couple of years he to...
  • Sunset Lake
    Jun 09, 2018
    With brilliant storytelling, Peter Stark?s new book Young Washington is a fascinating look at the British and Virginian aristocracy in pre-Revolutionary America. It is a vivid tale of a series of critical turning points in the career of a youthful George Washington in search of himse...
  • Melissa Krauth
    Aug 19, 2018
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  • susan rogers
    Aug 25, 2018
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  • Robin Krynicki
    Aug 31, 2018
    Very interesting look at the young man who was to become the Father of our Nation. I wish I had read it before reading Ron Chernow"s Washington. ...
  • Lawrence A De Coste
    Sep 13, 2018
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  • Pat Appel
    Aug 16, 2018
    OUTSTANDING History Lesson I've learned so much from this book. What an incredible account of young Washington. It has answered so many questions I've always had about in my opinion the greatest President we have ever had. ...
  • Fabio
    Jun 26, 2018
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  • Nicholas Kanakis
    Sep 13, 2018
    The comprehensive and enlightening look at George Washington?s development from an uncertain, timid, and overreaching boy into a poised, stoic, and methodical commander. Exceptionally interesting examination of his developing leadership style and blunders at Jumonville?s Glen and F...
  • Patti Alexander
    Jul 09, 2018
    Interesting information on his early life ...
  • Michal Cichon
    Jun 13, 2018
    What kind of a person was Young Washington? It turns out he was quite unlike the man popular imagination makes him out to be. The idea of George Washington as the impeccable moralist turns out to be false. He was vain, proud, and helplessly self - absorbed. However, as he gained some e...