by Austin Washington (Goodreads Author)
My publisher will send you a brand spanking new hardback of "The best book ever written about the Father of Our Country" "an exciting adventure" which…more
My publisher will send you a brand spanking new hardback of "The best book ever written about the Father of Our Country" "an exciting adventure" which "Reward(s) readers in today's fast-paced and attention-deficit world."
It's not a history book - and yet it is.
It's a book about your future, based on an amazing new discovery - the guide to greatness George Washington got when he was fifteen (reproduced for the first time, in full, at the end of my book.) This book takes you on the adventure of George Washington's life, seen for the first time through his own eyes. George used this newly discovered guide to transform himself from a poor, uneducated, awkward teenager, into the best dancer in Virginia, its best athlete, richest citizen, and all around-star, long before he became that guy on the dollar bill (who was, of course, much more than that.)
One of the qualities that was most important to him resulted in this incident:
An Indian marksman was assigned to assassinate George during a battle. He took 19 shots at George Washington. Why did the Indian stop firing, and become George's fan? Why did he miss in the first place?
It's all here. Written by an Oxford trained historian (me) with "the wit of Wilde, the depth of Gibbon."
The Education of George Washington is not a dead history book about some guy who once lived, long, long ago. It's about something that lives today, and can even live in your own life. The Education of George Washington is about the values of a hero, and his (newly discovered) guide to greatness. It's about how George Washington internalised wisdom of the past that helped his future, and can help yours, too.
The Education of George Washington is an exciting adventure that can transform your own life into an exciting adventure. It's like a nutritious milkshake, or an inspiring roller-coaster.
Good, and good for you. Drink it up.i [close]
by Andrew Roberts
Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was f…more
Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times.
Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century.
An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians. [close]
by Paul Johnson
In the rousing style he’s famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating portrait of D…more
In the rousing style he’s famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States.
Johnson chronicles President Eisenhower's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks, culminating in his appointment as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. Beginning when Eisenhower assumed the presidency from Harry Truman in 1952, Johnson paints a rich portrait of his two consecutive terms, exploring his volatile relationship with then-Vice President Richard Nixon, his abhorrence of isolationism, and his position on the Cold War, McCarthyism, and the Civil Rights Movement. Johnson notes that when Eisenhower left the White House at age 70, reluctantly passing the torch to President-elect John F. Kennedy, he feared for the country’s future and prophetically warned of the looming military-industrial complex.
Many elements of Eisenhower’s presidency speak to American politics today, including his ability to balance the budget and skill in managing an oppositional Congress. This brief yet comprehensive study will appeal to biography lovers as well as to enthusiasts of presidential history and military history alike. [close]
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