George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures

George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures

by David A. Clary
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George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures by David A. Clary

The searing, formative military experiences of the fatherless boy colonel in the French and Indian War who became the Founding Father of his country.

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ISBN-13: 9781439181102
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

David A. Clary is the author of Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship That Saved the Revolution; Rocket Man; and most recently Eagles and Empire: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle for a Continent. Clary is the former Chief Historian of the U. S. Forest Service, has taught history at the university level, and lives in Roswell, New Mexico, with his wife, Beatriz.

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fin_bheara More than 1 year ago
I found this book, a first ed. hardcover, in the bargain bin at B&N. It is a very well written and researched book and it really shows George Washington in a much more human and fallible light, given that he is so mythologized these days. It is interesting that his first military command ended up sparking the French and Indian War- when his 300 or so soldiers and Indian Allies blundered upon a French patrol and ended up massacring them, which was mostly out of the control of the young, green Colonel Washington who didn't quite have his men under control, and also details Washington's bravery and initiative while serving under Gen. Braddock when he was defeated. It also goes a great deal into his political wrangling with the government and it shows just how ambitious and driven he was, and how he gained the foundation for leading our own struggle for independence from the British. Highly recommended!
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MollyMW More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best historical novels that I have read in quite some time.
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