By Adrienne M. Harrison
His formal education all of sudden bring to a halt at age 11, George Washington observed his boyhood dream of becoming a member of the British military evaporate and famous that even his aspiration to upward thrust in colonial Virginian agricultural society will be tough. all through his lifestyles he confronted demanding situations for which he lacked the tutorial foundations shared by way of his extra hugely proficient contemporaries. but Washington’s legacy is obviously no longer one among failure.
Breaking new flooring in Washington scholarship and American innovative historical past, Adrienne M. Harrison investigates the 1st president’s devoted means of self-directed studying via analyzing, an aspect of his personality and management lengthy overlooked through historians and biographers. In A robust Mind, Harrison indicates that Washington rose to satisfy those trials via a dedicated crusade of hugely targeted interpreting, teaching himself on precisely what he had to do and the way most sensible to do it. not like different well-known figures of the revolution—Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin—Washington didn't savor studying for its personal sake, viewing self-education as a substitute as a device for shaping himself into the individual he desired to be. His highest-profile and highest-risk endeavors—commander in leader of the Continental military and president of the fledgling United States—are a testomony to the good fortune of his strategy.
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A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington by Adrienne M. Harrison