George Washington: Frontier Colonel

George Washington: Frontier Colonel

by Sterling North

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The early life of George Washington in a new, illustrated edition of the classic biography by Sterling North. Before he became the first president of the United States, George Washington was a frontiersman. North fully captures the spirit of the man as he examines Washington's childhood in colonial Virginia, his work as a teenage surveyor, his early experiences as a member of the Virginia militia, and his many adventures before the American Revolution. The fully rounded man who emerges from this captivating portrait is uncomfortable with words, shy around women, completely at home in the outdoors, and deeply in love with the country he helped found.

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ISBN-13: 9781627889773
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Sterling North was one of America's most beloved writers of books for young readers. After attending the University of Chicago, he worked as a reporter and literary editor for newspapers in Chicago and New York before turning to a full-time writing career. His awards included a Newbery Honor, a Young Reader's Choice Award, and a Sequoyah Book Award, among others.

Table of Contents

1 A Baby Christened George 9

2 Childhood on the Potomac 15

3 The Years at Ferry Farm 21

4 Compass Needle and Cupid's Dart 31

5 Sea Voyage to Barbados 43

6 Danger on the Ohio Frontier 53

7 First Victory and First Defeat 71

8 An Aide to Braddock 87

9 Frontier and Metropolis 109

10 Fortunes of War and of Love 125

11 A Fashionable Wedding 135

12 First in War, First in Peace 143

Cast of Characters 158

Timeline 160

Index 162

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George Washington: Frontier Colonel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title: George Washington - Frontier Colonel Author: Sterling North Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group Date of Publishing: October 15, 2016 This book was reviewed for NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Did you know that as well as being the first President of the United States, George Washington was a brilliant strategist and led the armies in our revolt against England? This book tells the story of George Washing, the young boy who grew up in Virginia, His work as a surveyor and how he became active in the militia and with the help of others fought and won our county's independence from an overbearing king. I gave "George Washington - Frontier Colonel" a 5 out of a total of 5 stars.