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George Washington is the human story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and the frequent humiliations at the hands of a mother he feared and the British generals he admired into a career of rebellion and creation. When he had worn out and nearly bankrupted his allies, George Washington disbanded the victorious army he had forged and resigned to Congress, giving life to democratic government. George III once said that if Washington could give up power, he would be the greatest man of the eighteenth century. And Washington did. Twice. As the bicentennial of Washington's death approaches on December 14, 1999, a large American public is keen to know the human story of our founding father.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805059922
ISBN-10: 080505992X
Format: Paperback / softback
(226mm x 150mm x 38mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Holt Paperback
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Willard Sterne Randall

Willard Sterne Randall lives in Burlington, Vermont. His "Thomas Jefferson" was hailed by "The Wall Street Journal "as "outstanding . . . a splid one-volume biography."

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