George Washington – a figure synonymous with American history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to America’s first President, elected unanimously twice.
Explore Washington’s legacy – from securing Independence, to his instrumental role in writing and adopting the American constitution. George Washington in an Hour covers Washington’s redefinition of greatness, relinquishing power not once but twice – at the end of Revolution and his second term in Presidency. Learn why Washington is still considered one of the most influential people in history, and how his impact shaped the world in this engaging overview of his life.
This, by David B McCoy, is George Washington in an hour…
- Early Years
- French and Indian Wars
- Marriage and Gentleman Farmer
- Impact of the French and Indian War and Growing Colonial Resentment
- Commander-in Chief
- The “Greatest Man In the World”
- Washington’s Short-lived Return to Mount Vernon and the Constitutional Convention
- Ratification and Election
- First Term
- Second Term
- A Farewell into Immortality
“Excellent succinct introduction to the subject. Given me the incentive to read more of the period and read more of the series.”