Young Washington: how wilderness and war forged America's founding father
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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018].
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First edition.
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xiii, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Status:
Crofton Library - Nonfiction
921 WASHINGTON
Maryland City at Russett Library - Nonfiction
921 WASHINGTON
Mountain Road Library - Nonfiction
921 WASHINGTON
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FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BOOK PRIZE

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. 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.

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English
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9780062416063, 0062416065

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-496) and index.
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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. Naive 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Stark, P. (2018). Young Washington: how wilderness and war forged America's founding father. First edition. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stark, Peter, 1954-. 2018. Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stark, Peter, 1954-, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stark, Peter. Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father. First edition. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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