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Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father

Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father

Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father
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Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father Hardcover - 2018

by Stark, Peter

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Used - Near Fine


New York: Ecco, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 514. Signed and inscribed by author on "Also by" page to acclaimed Yellowstone photographer and author Tom Murphy and his wife Bonny: "October 30, 2019, for Bonnie & Tom -- who know about traveling in the wilderness in the winter. With best wishes, Peter Stark." Red boards with black quarter-cloth and gilt spine titling. Pictorial jacket. Sixteen pages of full-color plates, bibliography and index. Light bumping to spine ends, else fine.
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  • Title Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father
  • Author Stark, Peter
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Condition Used - Near Fine
  • Pages 528
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Ecco, New York
  • Date 2018
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Maps
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 30536
  • ISBN 9780062416063 / 0062416065
  • Weight 1.8 lbs (0.82 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.9 x 6.2 x 1.6 in (22.61 x 15.75 x 4.06 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 18th Century
  • Library of Congress subjects Presidents - United States, Washington, George - Childhood and youth
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2017052000
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

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From the rear cover

A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria

Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Nave and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War--a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American revolution.

With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own
relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships.

By weaving together Washington's harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.


Media reviews


  • Kirkus Reviews, 04/01/2018, Page 0
  • Library Journal, 04/15/2018, Page 80
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert, 12/01/2017, Page 0
  • Publishers Weekly, 03/19/2018, Page 0