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George Washington (DK Biography)

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George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the mos
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Joyce
May 24, 2014 Joyce added it
I cannot tell a lie: growing up in Washington State, we learned next to nothing about the British Colonial era (as opposed to the Spanish colonial era) or the Founding Fathers or the Revolutionary War. And even with what little I know, George Washington has always been the most misterioso of the lot -- probably because he was not much of a public writer. Thus while I was on a recent vacation in New Jersey, which has a lot of Revolutionary War sites, I picked up this short introduction to the fat ...more
Amy
Hey, are we detecting a pattern in the books I'm reading?

This is probably the most detailed information I've read about George Washington. Like the Ben Franklin book in this series, it's a quick read and totally informative. I was reading it to my kids yesterday and they didn't want me to quit. I think we read for an hour and they whined when I said we had to be done for the day.

There's a great discussion in here about the slavery question. It's very thought provoking.
7709mei
I liked this book because I learned a lot more information about him. I just knew that he was the first president in the United States. After reading this book. I can tell there was a lot of hardships in his lifetime. There were wars and a lot of violence
Deb
Well written, easy to follow, very informative. Perfect for the Social Studies project my son has to complete. I have to admit, that I too learned a lot about George Washington after reading this book :)
aisha
Great kid's summary of George Washington's life. The more I learn about him, the more I like him. :)
Maria
Good book!
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