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Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father

Author: Peter Stark
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Nonfiction
Biography
History
Large type books
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stark
ISBN: 9780062845993 0062845993
OCLC Number: 1032100784
Description: xvii, 826 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Peter Stark.

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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 Washingtons 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.

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