By Barnet Schecter. ISBN 978-0-8027-1748-1. Copyright 2010. Hardcover with 303 pages including 44 eighteenth century maps, numerous black and white and color illustrations, bibliography, and index.
Throughout his life, the maps that George Washington drew and purchased were always central to his work. After his death, many of the most important maps he acquired were bound into an atlas, which is now owned by the Yale University Library. Inspired by these maps, historian Barnet Schecter has crafted a portrait of Washington placing him at the scenes of his early career as a surveyor, his dramatic exploits in the French and Indian War, his struggles throughout the American Revolution, and his diplomacy as president.