By Edmund S. Morgan. ISBN: 0-393-00060-5. Copyright 1980. Softcover with 94 pages.
This volume shows the particular genius of our first president and clearly demonstrates that Washington's mastery of power allowed America to win its independence. The author includes letters from Washington to his colleagues to illustrate Washington's understanding of both military and political power. Washington's ability to take command was unmatched by any of his colleagues, and he placed the new country on the way to achieving international and domestic power.