The First of Men: A Life of George Washington
Written by John Ferling, one of America's leading historians of the Revolutionary era, The First of Men offers an illuminating portrait of George Washington's life, with emphasis on his military and political career.
Here is a riveting account that captures Washington in all his complexity, recounting not only Washington's familiar sterling qualitiescourage, industry, abil
George Washington: More concerned with his reputation and with getting ahead, and how he would be remembered. Washington comes across as an introvert and loner who will do whatever it takes to win admiration and respect. It was important for him to connect with the right people: those with money, connections, and power. This doesn't mean he didn't have any redeeming qualities, such as taking care of his family and helping his fri ...more