Becoming George Washington
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
By Stephen Yoch
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Paperback & Ebook; 382 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
George Washington, action hero . . .
Long 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?
Becoming 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.
AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | INDIEBOUND
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
"Becoming George Washington" by Stephen Yoch was a great re-introduction to George Washington. Although I have heard of him and knew a little about the historical impact he has had on the US, it was very humanizing to see his earlier life. I thought that Yoch really understood Washington and as a reader I thought he gave me some insight to him as a person. His earlier relationships, with his brothers, mother and even Sally Fairfax were filled with the complexities of human relationships. His temperament and his believes were very enlightening. It was interesting to see how he conducted himself and how his determination at times got in his way and how he learned to steer himself in the right direction when he was off his course. I also really enjoyed the tone that Yoch set for the book, it didn't read like a black and white biography, it was filled with little stories that really defined one of the nations founding fathers. I really enjoyed this story and it was very easy to fall into this book and I really loved the journey that Yoch takes on with Washington.
About the AuthorSteve doesn't golf or fish and is a below average hunter, but his love of history and writing compelled him to pick up his pen and tell the little-known stories behind the men that made American history. After years of extensive research, Steve wrote his first book on young George Washington.
Steve lives in a suburb north of St. Paul, Minnesota with his supportive wife and two fantastic teenage sons. He graduated with honors from Boston College and the University of Minnesota Law School. He has enjoyed over two decades of practicing law in the Twin Cities, helping individuals and businesses solve complex problems.
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