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George Washington's War: The Forging of a Man, a Presidency and a Nation

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The American Revolution was won not on the battlefields, but in the mind of George Washington. A compulsively readable narrative and extensive new history, George Washington's War illuminates how during the war's winter months the young general created a new model of leadership that would become the foundation of the new nation and the model for the American presidency.
Hardcover, 520 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Sourcebooks (first published 2004)
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Coleen Dailey
Mar 03, 2012 Coleen Dailey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this book. At first I thought it would be about the battles and long reviews of battle strategies. Instead it turned out to be about things that happened during the war especially in the winter camps that forged ideas about how things in government should be done. What Washington had to do in those camps - deal with Congress, governors, soldiers, communities, foreign diplomats that gave him the basis to handle those jobs as president and to create long lasting precedents that ...more
Feb 20, 2009 Mandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book written by a well informed historian!

Kannon Brockert-Kress
My favorite account of our nations first leader
Apr 06, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because I wanted to educate myself about the history of America, particularly the founding fathers. I was expecting it to be a history of the Revolutionary War. I was wrong, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Instead of recounting battles on the field, Chadwick analyzes battles off the field, especially during the hard winters of the Revolutionary War, and outlines how how Washington dealt with the challenges posed by starvation, exposure, epidemics, unfriendly civilians, a ...more
Evan Sobel
Jan 06, 2011 Evan Sobel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt this was an informative book that gave a lot of insight behind a man up until this point and unfortunately did not know much about. It talked about some things about the Revolutionary War that I didn't know and I'm now looking forward to reading more about this crucial time in the history of this country.
Nov 09, 2007 Brad rated it did not like it
What a pathetic book! I have read two books by Bruce Chadwick, which is enough to last a lifetime. I have no idea how this moron got published. I would NEVER reccomend any of his books to anyone. They are not even worthy of toilet paper!
Apr 12, 2011 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a great way to learn about the fascinating skills George Washington possessed. He was a very well-rounded leader, community builder, and motivator. The book describes his campaign through the Revolutionary Way in a very interesting manner, it's fun to read.
Leeann Toone
Sep 21, 2010 Leeann Toone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. It had family history and personal information about George Washington. Instead of giving a battle by battle review of the war, Chadwick showed how specific experiences shaped George Washington as a General and our first President.
Aug 03, 2011 Richard rated it really liked it
Gives interesting insight into the mind, habits, stategy and work ethic of the Commander and Chief George Washington during the eight years of the revolutionary war.
Jun 15, 2016 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the better histories of Washington's role in the Revolutionary War. Convincingly argues that without Washington, we would very likely still be an English colony today. Absorbing read!
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