By Stephen Brumwell. ISBN13: 978-1849165464. Copyright 2012. Hardcover with 512 pages including notes, acknowledgements, and index.
Winner of the 2013 George Washington Book Prize.
“I am a warrior”.
These were the uncompromising words that George Washington chose to describe himself in May, 1779, at the height of the Revolutionary War. This vivid recounting Washington’s formative years and military career follows his journey from brutal border skirmishes with the French and their Indian allies to his surprising victory over the British Empire; an achievement that underpinned his selection as America’s first president.
Drawing from a wide range of sources, including original archival research, the author paints a compelling and challenging portrait of an extraordinary individual whose fusion of gentleman and warrior left an indelible imprint on history.