George Washington by Willard Sterne Randall Nancy Nahra
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In the normal course of events, George Washington would have become an Oxford don, following in the footsteps of his English ancestors. Washington – a descendant of King Edward III through his paternal grandmother - was robbed of a university education by a revolution in England a century before he was born. Had there been no English Civil War in the 1640s, his family would never have left England.
George Washington became the most important – and beloved - man in America, the one on whom the fate of his countrymen and women depended. He commanded the Continental Army, presided over the Constitutional Convention, and held the highest office in the land as the first president of the United States. Yet, there is much that is little known about him. Here’s his surprising story.

About Willard Sterne Randall Nancy Nahra

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Willard Sterne Randall is the Visiting Professor of Humanities at Champlain College in Vermont and an expert on early U.S. history. He received the Sidney Hillman Prize and the National Magazine Award as an investigative reporter. His book, "Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and "A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin" and His Son won the Frank Luther Mott Prize. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his family.
Published March 21, 2012 by New Word City, Inc.. 21 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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