First in Their Hearts: The Life of George Washington (The by Thomas Fleming

By Thomas Fleming

for lots of humans, George Washington is the main mythical determine in American historical past. His management via years of revolution and the formation of a brand new state earned him a spot of honor on every little thing from Mount Rushmore to the buck invoice. yet who was once George Washington? What used to be the guy at the back of the legend particularly like?

New York instances bestselling writer Thomas Fleming discovered that discovering the reality used to be no basic subject. reviews of Washington different sharply. a few historians made him godlike whereas different writers invented moralistic fables approximately him.

Fleming found the true George Washington via examining what the boys and ladies who knew him acknowledged approximately him of their letters and journals in addition to via Washington's personal correspondence. Slowly, the impressive individual in the back of the legend emerged.

In this publication, anecdotes from acquaintances and enemies alike supply a firsthand imaginative and prescient of Washington's personality. Little-known and colourful incidents - from Washington as an untutored boy of 11 to the pro basic and statesman he became - make First of their Hearts interesting and remarkable reading.

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