George Washington is at once the most familiar and most remote of the founding fathers. He remains today what he was in 1841, an icon more marble than flesh. What influences shaped his life and how did his surrender at Great Meadows at age 22 give him the strength to become The Father of Our Country?
I like history about the colonial period, so I might be more inclined to this type book. Seems there has in the past been little coverage of the early life of George Washington and his rise compared to other founding fathers. This book helps fill in the gaps and give more insight into how his character as a leader developed. It is also a good chronology of events leading up to the Blooding and the struggles between the population groups on the frontier of that time.
Blooding at Great Meadows
Written by Chezann from Uniontown, PA
on September 27th, 2007
Book Rating: 4/5
If you like history, you might love this book. In an attempt to vary my reding pattern, I chose this book because I live near Great Meadows. I expected more about Ft. Necessity and less about everything that led up to it. If you just want to hear about the battle, you can jump to the last two disks. It was well read; I liked the narrator. This audiobook is more for history lovers.
ALAN AXELROD created the Ian Samuel Group Inc. and now serves as its president. He is the author of numerous books, including the Dictionary of American Folklore, The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography, and Dictators and Tyrants.