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James Thomas Flexner
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George Washington

George Washington is an enterprising young man born to English lineage but with no accompanying wealth in Virginia in 1732. George is the oldest of the five children born to his father and his second wife. The death of George's father instills a new sense of resourcefulness in the already inventive George, who carves a military career out of adventures in the unsettled Ohio and Northwest Territories. Although he receives no formal training, George works as a surveyor and ultimately earns a fine reputation for military prowess. These skills will be called into use at the onset of the American Revolution when George is named the leader of the Continental Army. An unlikely candidate, George himself is surprised at the nomination but accepts out of a sense of duty to his country. Fierce loyalty to the new country and the countrymen drives George to excellence in spite...

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