George Washington by David O. Stewart audiobook

George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father

By David O. Stewart
Read by Arthur Morey

Penguin Audio
18.40 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593343555

A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart Washington’s rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his midtwenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his own military career thanks to an outrageous ego. But by his midforties, that headstrong, unwise young man had evolved into an unassailable leader chosen as the commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army. By his midfifties, he was unanimously elected the nation’s first president. How did Washington emerge from the wilderness to become the central founder of the United States of America? In this remarkable new portrait, award-winning historian David O. Stewart unveils the political education that made Washington a master politician—and America’s most essential leader. From Virginia’s House of Burgesses, where Washington learned the craft and timing of a practicing politician, to his management of local government as a justice of the Fairfax County Court to his eventual role in the Second Continental Congress and his grueling generalship in the American Revolution, Washington perfected the art of governing and service, earned trust, and built bridges. The lessons in leadership he absorbed along the way would be invaluable during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the new nation.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart

Washington’s rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his midtwenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his own military career thanks to an outrageous ego. But by his midforties, that headstrong, unwise young man had evolved into an unassailable leader chosen as the commander in chief of the fledgling Continental Army. By his midfifties, he was unanimously elected the nation’s first president. How did Washington emerge from the wilderness to become the central founder of the United States of America?

In this remarkable new portrait, award-winning historian David O. Stewart unveils the political education that made Washington a master politician—and America’s most essential leader. From Virginia’s House of Burgesses, where Washington learned the craft and timing of a practicing politician, to his management of local government as a justice of the Fairfax County Court to his eventual role in the Second Continental Congress and his grueling generalship in the American Revolution, Washington perfected the art of governing and service, earned trust, and built bridges. The lessons in leadership he absorbed along the way would be invaluable during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the new nation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Arthur Morey’s narration is immaculate…From the Virginia House of Burgesses, through the war, executive office, and into retirement, Washington’s story—many times told—seems fresh and highly relevant in Morey’s flawless presentation. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“By focusing on the political genius of George Washington, David O. Stewart…demonstrates time and time again, with vivid prose and a wonderful sense of pacing, great leaders are also great learners.” Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author
“Stewart brings his characteristic grace and skill to this portrait…liberating the most elusive of our Founders from the mists of myth to discover a shrewd and approachable human being.” Jon Meachem, New York Times bestselling author
“An outstanding biography…[that] has a narrative drive such a life deserves.” Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: David O. Stewart

Author Bio: David O. Stewart

David O. Stewart is an award-winning author who turned to writing after a career practicing law in Washington, DC, defending accused criminals, and challenging government actions as unconstitutional. He is a national bestselling and award-winning author of four previous books on American history. He is formerly the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 18.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English