This title examines the remarkable life of George Washington. Readers will learn about Washington's family background, childhood, education, military and political career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail are Washington's success as commander in chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, his contributions to the founding principles of the United States, and his work as the first U.S. president. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany engaging text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Military Heroes is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.