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Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader (Paperback)

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Focusing on Washington's early years, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff penetrates his mystique, revealing his all-too-human fears, values, and passions. Rich in psychological detail regarding Washington's temperament, idiosyncrasies, and experiences, this book shows a self-conscious Washington who grew in confidence and experience as a young soldier, businessman, and Virginia gentleman, and who was transformed into a patriot by the revolutionary ferment of the 1760s and 70s. Middlekauff makes clear that Washington was at the heart of not just the revolution's course and outcome but also the success of the nation it produced.
This vivid, insightful new account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader is an indispensable book for truly understanding one of America's great figures.

About the Author


ROBERT MIDDLEKAUFF is Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been the director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (1983 1988); and Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford. His books include "The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596 1728," which won the Bancroft Prize; "The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763 1789," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and "Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies.""
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101872390
ISBN-10: 110187239X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English