First Entrepreneur by Edward Lengel
How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity

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In this nicely written and authoritatively researched story, George Washington was an innovative chief executive officer of a thriving and diversified business operation...Author Edward G. Lengel is probably our leading Washington authority these days.
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George Washington was not only “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”—he was also America’s most important entrepreneur.
 

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Edward G. LengeL is editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington and a professor at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books, including General George Washington and This Glorious Struggle. A lecturer on Washington and the Revolutionary War, Lengel is also a historical consultant, advising on such works as the History Channel's own comprehensive documentary. He is a frequent radio and television guest—appearing on C-SPAN, CBS, and NPR, among others—and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in the vein of military history and American heritage. He lives with his family in Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
Published January 26, 2016 by Da Capo Press. 298 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, War. Non-fiction
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on Dec 10 2015

A study of the Founding Father encapsulating some of the early American values of industry, parsimony, and prudence...A deeply researched and nicely handled biography.

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Reviewed by James Srodes on Jun 19 2016

In this nicely written and authoritatively researched story, George Washington was an innovative chief executive officer of a thriving and diversified business operation...Author Edward G. Lengel is probably our leading Washington authority these days.

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