New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
Paperback. Signed by author in ink to title page. 9 1/4" X 6".xxiii, 438pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
John E. Ferling (born 1940) is a professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia and a leading authority on late 18th and early 19th century American history. He is an award-winning author of numerous books, and has appeared as an expert voice in documentaries on the History Channel, PBS, the Learning Channel, and C-SPAN Book TV.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Historian John Ferling has been called a "national resource," and his latest book again demonstrates his unsurpassed insight into the Founding Fathers, giving us George Washington as we have never seen him before.
Our first president has long been viewed as a hero who rose above politics. The Ascent of George Washington peers behind that image?one carefully burnished by Washington himself?to reveal a leader who was not only not above politics, but a master manipulator adept in the arts of persuasion, leverage, and deniability. Washington deftly screened burning ambition behind an image of republican virtue?but that image made him just the leader that an overmatched army and a shaky young nation desperately needed.(Publisher). Very good. Item #9087