Examines the childhood and youth, education, early surveying career, life in the military, and presidency of George Washington.
•Where did George go to college? (see page 20)•Why didn't he sign the Declaration of Independence? (see page 60)•Did everyone vote for him to be president of the United States? (see page 92)Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis lays aside popular myth to unveil the true character of an avid farmer -- and our nation's first president. He weaves a smooth, flowing narrative into the trademark question-and-answer format of his popular Don't Know Much About® series, peppering this outstanding biography with informational sidebars and compelling quotes. Washington's life illuminates a glorious era in American history. Maps, reproductions from the period, and clever black-and-white illustrations by Rob Shepperson help re-create the flavor of these exciting times.