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Becoming George Washington

ISBN: 9781940014524
Binding: Paperback
Author: Stephen Yoch
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 9/1/2015

A far cry from the powdered-haired general or president discussed in most Washington biographies Becoming George Washington reveals young Washington as an action hero at the epicenter of the French & Indian War.

Becoming George Washington follows Washington through harrowing battles as well as witnessing his success-and failure-leading an army in the field. At the same time the book explores George's complex relationships with his difficult mother and caring brothers.

Notably the novel contains an affair between George and Sally Fairfax. While highly controversial the liaison is supported by documentation including letters written by George.

Becoming George Washington includes detailed author's notes providing sources and commentary on events so the reader may know and understand the real story.


Steve Yoch 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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