Title: Becoming George Washington
Author: Stephen Yoch
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication Date: 1st September 2015
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley
George Washington, action hero . . .
before Washington was the old man on the dollar bill, he was a
fatherless boy with few resources and even less education. So how did he
become the most famous person in American history?
George Washington tells the story of a young man with boundless energy,
bravery, and passion, who grew from a fatherless boy into a
self-confident leader. At the same time, he struggled to suppress both
an awful temper and his love for a married woman, Sally Fairfax. A
courageous war hero, Washington rose to the pinnacle of Virginia
politics. His experiences as a young man allowed him, decades later, to
lead the Revolution.
This compelling historical novel reveals the
person behind the famous face and how he grew to become America’s
leading Founding Father. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Becoming George Washington was an enjoyable historical novel that held my interest from start to finish. Set in the years prior to the American Revolution, it tells of the rise of the man who would one day lead the Continental forces.
Knowing little about Washington before the revolution, I cannot attest to the accuracy of the presentation; however, it appeared well-researched and it has certainly sparked my interest in the man enough that I do plan to read some more scholarly works about him in the future.
Worth reading if you like historical fiction and are intrigued by the man and/or period.