Biographies & Memoirs

George Washington: History in an Hour

George Washington: 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.

Chapter 1: Early Years in the Colony of Virginia

Chapter 2: French and Indian War

Chapter 3: Marriage and Gentleman Farmer

Chapter 4: Growing Colonial Resentment

Chapter 5: Commander-in-Chief

Chapter 6: The Greatest Man in the World

Chapter 7: Washington’s Short-lived Return to Mount Vernon and the Constitutional Convention

Chapter 8: Ratification and Election

Chapter 9: The First Term in Office

Chapter 10: The Second Term: Relations at Home

Chapter 11: Relations with Britain

Chapter 12: A Farewell into Immortality

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Timeline of George Washington