This lively, articulate, and humorous reflection on George Washington’s personality has some unexpected twists and turns, and the reader flips each page with a little uncertainty about where the book is heading, which is a large part of the fun. Austin Washington, with the help of the George Washington Papers project at Mount Vernon has done something brand new. He has discovered, through a document in George Washington’s own hand, overlooked by historians for two centuries, exactly how George Washington turned himself from a relatively poor boy with limited prospects into the heroic leader he became.
And about Austin, Jim Rees says:
“George Washington would consider himself quite fortunate that one of his descendants was as creative and adventurous as Austin Washington.”
– Jim Rees, Emeritus President, Mount Vernon
About Austin’s Speaking, Jim Rees says:
“[Austin Washington] is the speaker I received the most compliments on in a series of talks [Austin] appeared in at Mount Vernon recently, leaving the audience educated, entertained, and even charmed.”