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George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures
 
 
Author
David A. Clary.
Publisher S&S  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781439181102
Pages/Publication Date 351/2011
Daedalus Item Code 20920
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"I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." So wrote the young George Washington to his brother, something that David Clary notes no veteran soldier would say. In this biographical history, Clary describes how the ambitious new lieutenant colonel was papering over the fact that his men and Indian allies had ambushed a force of French Canadians on a diplomatic mission, killing their leader Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville and setting off the French and Indian War of 1754–63. Clary's vivid portrait follows the future president from the start of his career, suffering repeated blunders and defeats in the wilderness, yet learning from each of his mistakes.

"A wonderful book on George Washington before he became an American icon. In lucid and gripping prose, Clary chronicles Colonel Washington in the French and Indian War, showing his glory-seeking imprudence and numerous—and sometimes monumental—errors. But Clary also demonstrates how young Colonel Washington learned from his mistakes, so that he was better prepared for the challenges he faced during the Revolutionary War. This not only is one of the better books on the French and Indian War, it is perhaps the best book on George Washington during that war."—John Ferling

 
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