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Author Discussion and Signing with Peter Stark

Discussion & Author Signing with Peter Stark

Date: July 7, 2018

Day: Saturday

Time: 2:00 PM

Title: Young Washington: How Wilderness and War

          Forged America's Founding Father 

Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father 

Description


A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria

Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Na ve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War--a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution.

With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships.

By weaving together Washington's harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.

 

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Author: Peter Stark

Description


Peter Stark is an adventure and exploration writer and historian. Born in Wisconsin, he studied English and anthropology at Dartmouth College, took a master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and headed off to the remote spots of the world writing magazine articles and books. With a home base in Missoula, Montana, he and his family periodically have lived abroad for a year, most recently in a small town in Northeast Brazil. A long-time correspondent for Outside magazine, Stark’s articles and essays have also appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062416063
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Published: Ecco - May 1st, 2018

Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062218308
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Published: Ecco - February 10th, 2015

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