Author of "Young Washington" Peter Stark shares surprising facts about our first president. He has a book event tonight:
- Monday, June 4 @ 7:00 PM
- Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
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. Naïve and self-absorbed, the 22-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War – a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution. Peter Stark’s Young Washington (Ecco) recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. By weaving together Washington’s harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Stark, bestselling author of Astoria, offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.