The Ascent of George Washington
The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
Publication Date: June 2009
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Bestselling historian John Ferling draws on his unsurpassed knowledge of the Founding Fathers to provide a fresh and provocative new portrait of the greatest of them all, George Washington.
John Ferling is a professor emeritus of history at the State University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he is the author of a number of books, including Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800; The First of Men: A Life of George Washington; and the award-winning A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic. His recent work Almost a Miracle was a history bestseller. Norman Dietz is a writer, an actor, and a solo performer. Since 1962, he has toured coast to coast, presenting his work before audiences all over the United States and Canada. He is the author of the comic novel Nailing It, as well as Fables & Vaudevilles & Plays and The Lifeguard and the Mermaid, collections of his work for the stage. Norman has also performed frequently on radio and television, and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
"[A] bright narrative." ---Kirkus