George Washington: History in an Hour
David B. McCoy
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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.
George Washington – a figure synonymous with American history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to America’s first President, elected unanimously twice.
Explore Washington’s legacy – from securing Independence, to his instrumental role in writing and adopting the American constitution. George Washington in an Hour covers Washington’s redefinition of greatness, relinquishing power not once but twice – at the end of Revolution and his second term in Presidency. Learn why Washington is still considered one of the most influential people in history, and how his impact shaped the world in this engaging overview of his life.
Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…
‘If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past’ Dominic Sandbrook
‘The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age’ Andrew Roberts, Bookseller
‘This is genius’ MacWorld.com
About the author
David B. McCoy recently retired from 32 years of teaching social studies. He earned his history teaching degree from Ashland University and his graduate degree from Kent State University. David's work at Kent explored the influences of socialization on personality development.
Since 1979, David has run Spare Change Press. The new focus is on the Ten Leaves Poetry Series, which seeks to publish young or emerging writers.