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The Resource Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father, Peter Stark

Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father, Peter Stark

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Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father
Title
Young Washington
Title remainder
how wilderness and war forged America's founding father
Statement of responsibility
Peter Stark
Title variation
Young Washington
Title variation remainder
how wilderness and war forged Americas founding father
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria. Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naive and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War--a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution. With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships. By weaving together Washington's harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation
Summary
A portrait of the first U.S. president's early years shares insights into how his service in the British military and his stationing in the brutal wilderness of the Ohio Valley shaped his nascent leadership and indirectly fed the conflict that led to the French and Indian War
Biography type
individual biography
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10658056
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Stark, Peter
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.2
LC item number
.S79 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
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how wilderness and war forged America's founding father
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Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father, Peter Stark
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-496) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1008765588
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780062416063
Lccn
2017052000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1008765588
Label
Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father, Peter Stark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1008765588
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780062416063
Lccn
2017052000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1008765588

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