George Washington Soldier And Man Author:North Callahan Professor North Callahan is that rare academician who combines impeccable scholarship with an extraordinarily readable style. Bot of these virtues infuse his biography of Washington during the Revolutionary War years. It vividly portrays him in human terms as a public and private man, military leader and citizen. Through colorful vignettes, movi... more »ng scenes and and dramatic narrative, George Washington , his generals and ordinary soldiers are brought alive.
The biography begins with Washington's appointment as commander-in-chief and his initial stunning victories in New England. It continues through the seemingly never ending campaign: the terrible winters at Valley Forge and Morristown, the bitter defeats and partial victories, ending with the momentous battle of Yorktown. There are also brief summaries of Washington's early and later years, including his terms as President.« less