It seems that it's too hard for the left to criticize Washington once he reaches about 30 years of age, so they now go after the 21 year old...and even his teenage years.
He was--at the age of 21--one of the few Virginians who had ever ventured over the mountains into what is now Western MD, West VA and the Pittsburgh area. He did this as a 16 year old seeking to survey parts of this land (accompanied by a guide).
That he was chosen to lead the VA militia alone may not have been the wisest move, but to attack him from here for some questionable decisions is just mean spirited.
Hey...was it JFK's fault he lost the PT-109?
Some speculate that it was...
Yes, it was.
On my Dont Bother list.
Wow. At first I was excited about this book when I saw your ping with the pix.
Now I’m disheartened. I guess it’s another revisionist beating up on Washington.
I find it curious they mention the Chernow book in the same vein - I haven’t read it yet, but my husband is. My mother and dad did (they are devout members of the Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Assoc), and they listened to the author at Mt. Vernon. I’ll have to ask them just how “critical” it is.
Thanks Pharmboy, I won’t waste my time or money on anything maligning a great American and a Great President and Leader.
He WAS bigger than life.