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Who was George Washington? You probably know him as the first president of the United States, the commander of the Continental army who led American farmers and innkeepers in a victorious eight-year war against the British. But where did he get his military experience? Why was picked to take command of the army? Why was he the only American president ever to be elected unanimously (twice!), and did he really chop down that cherry tree as a kid?
In this book entitled George Washington: First Guardian of American Liberty by author Michael Crawley, you'll follow the course of George Washington's life, from his birth at Ferry Farm in Virginia in 1732, to his death at his Mount Vernon estate in 1799. You'll learn how his early fame as a hero of the French and Indian War, and his illustrious marriage to a wealthy widow, led to this farm boy becoming one of the most important men in Virginia, a delegate at the Continental Congress where the Founders of America gathered to decide the nation's fate.
The first guardian of American liberty looks serene in his portraits, but he didn't always rise above the fray. Washington fought for what he believed in, and his political convictions shocked contemporaries like Thomas Jefferson. Do you know what kind of country George Washington wanted America to be?
©2016 Michael Crawley (P)2016 Michael Crawley
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jerry on 05-23-17

Good information but the narrator could be better

Would you listen to George Washington again? Why?

I would because the information was very interesting

What did you like best about this story?

The fascinating story of how Washington reached the Presidency.

Did Jodi Stapler do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She was ok. Could have been better. Maybe this was her first?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard Sunderland on 11-01-16

Excellent, leaving me wanting for more details.

Good content. Narration was clear but somewhat monotone. This was a good introduction leaving me wishing for more details.

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