Austin Washington - The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero

33. The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero by Austin Washington (2014)
Length: 327 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 12 May 2014
Finished: 8 June 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 14 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and Austin Washington is a new author for me.

When we hear the name George Washington, we immediately think of America's first president - a man of honor, bravery and leadership - a great general, and a humble gentleman. While he most certainly was all these things, as well as so much more; it is sometimes difficult to see the man through the blindingly brilliant glare of his reputation. But the father of our nation didn't emerge fully formed in commemorative marble and coated in Revolutionary glory.

George Washington created America. But what made George Washington the man he was? How did he become this man of such stature - who, even in his own time, was regarded as the embodiment of honor, courage and integrity? Who better than George Washington's own great-nephew, Austin Washington, to reveal the secret that he has discovered about Washington's past that explains his true model for conduct, honor, and leadership - an example that we could all use.

As an historian, Austin Washington has discovered the answer. It lies in a book - a book that was crucial to the formation of George Washington's character - but was subsequently forgotten for generations. Now this lost source has finally been uncovered and explored, and Austin Washington has found the key to his great-uncle's tremendous achievements - all within the pages of a simple book - one that changed George Washington's life; and ultimately all of us as well.

The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero by Austin Washington definitely took much longer to read than I was expecting, although I'm entirely certain that this is due to my own slow reading pace, and has absolutely nothing to do with the book itself. I enjoyed reading this book very much. I appreciated the easy writing style that the author used, and must say that to me, George Washington became more of a living and breathing person, and less of the dry historical figure who is portrayed in most history books. I give this book an A! and I look forward to reading more from Austin Washington in the future.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

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