The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
Join author David O. Stewart as he talks about his award-winning book George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father. Stewart explores the political education that made Washington a master politician—and America’s most essential leader. From Virginia’s House of Burgesses, where Washington learned the craft and timing of a practicing politician, to his management of local government as a justice of the Fairfax County Court, to his eventual role in the Second Continental Congress and his grueling generalship in the American Revolution, Washington perfected the art of governing, earned trust, and built bridges. The lessons in leadership he absorbed would prove invaluable during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the new nation.
David Stewart has published five books of history and four historical novels. His most recent nonfiction work, George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, has won several awards and is a finalist for Mount Vernon’s George Washington Prize. His most recent novel, The New Land, is inspired by family stories his mother told and is the first of a trilogy. He lives in Maryland with his wife of 48 years, Nancy; they have three children and five grandchildren.
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