Arguably the most well-known and adored of the Founding Fathers, George Washington remains one of the most venerable personalities of the Founding Era. Already in his 40s when appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in 1775, how did the character of Washington influence the early foundations of the United States? Experts on the Revolution uncover the man behind the legend, whose leadership in a time of insurmountable need is still felt in America today.
Denver Brunsman is associate professor and associate (vice) chair of the history department at George Washington University. His publications include Leading Change: George Washington and Establishing the Presidency. Carol Berkin (moderator) is Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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